The International Family Forestry Alliance, IFFA, was formally launched the 1st July 2002, by 15 national family forestry organisations and the European confederation of forest owners coming together forming and signing the founding memorandum of IFFA and the support of the organisation.
At the COP 23 very little of substance on forests was discussed at the main negotiations. The task of implementing the Paris Accord become an administrative debate on the REDD instrument. The issue was whether a special institutional arrangement was needed within the convention or not. No consensus was established.