ICFPA is an organisation of national and regional forest and paper industry associations, whose purpose is to serve as a forum for global dialogue, coordination and cooperation among forest and paper associations

The ICFPA provides a forum for member association executives to discuss issues of interest to the international forest and paper industry, such as sustainable forestry standards; climate change; and the environmentally preferable nature of forest products. ICFPA activities do not include business promotion.

The ICFPA has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

ICFPA statements include positions on illegal logging, sustainable forestry management, forest plantations, climate change and sustainability.

The ICFPA holds joint events and communicates common positions at international conferences such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD).