The Boreal Forest Platform (BFP) is an open exchange platform for forestry companies and forest management authorities operating within the Boreal forests of Russia. Other stakeholders across the forestry supply chain such as buyers and investors, public and non-governmental organisations interested in the preservation of forest related ecological and social forest values are also encouraged to join the platform.
Launched in May 2015, the BFP aims to provide support to the relevant role-players and stakeholders in the Russian boreal forestry sector to achieve a balance between timber industry development and the protection of high conservation values of forests.
Another focus of the platform is to facilitate the transition to sustainable intensive forestry in Russia, using the knowledge and experience of local forestry companies and management organisations. The Platform aims to achieve this through encouraging and maintaining a dialogue among all stakeholders; developing proposals and initiatives for improving the legislation necessary for the transition to intensive forestry; setting socio-economic and environmental priorities and their combination on the basis of landscape planning.