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The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) is a non-profit international organization dedicated to advancing sustainable forest management and rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific region. With our values of respecting differences and action-oriented in mind, we aim to promote sustainable forest management and rehabilitation, and in the process bring socio-economic benefits of forests for communities. To achieve this goal, we leverage four pillars, i.e. policy dialogues, capacity building, demonstration projects and information sharing, to make a difference by carrying out activities on the ground. We also strive to forge collaborations and partnerships to achieve our common goal. APFNet has 31 members, including 26 member economies and 5 international organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.

APFNet was proposed by China and co-sponsored by Australia and the United States at the 15th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, in Sydney, Australia, in September 2007. The proposal was adopted by the APEC Leaders and included it in the Sydney Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development to promote and improve sustainable forest management and rehabilitation in the region. In September 2008, APFNet was formally launched, with its Secretariat located in Beijing. As a regional organization, APFNet is open to and welcomes participation from all economies, civil society organizations, the private sector, academic forestry institutions and international organizations active in the Asia-Pacific region.

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