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16 November 2018 Yokohama, Japan
ITTO’s Annual Market Discussion, ‘Private-sector tropical timber promotion initiatives and opportunities for increased collaboration’. Read the MIS report
15 November 2018
Workshop examines incentives for sustainable forest management
Agenda, Workshop on fiscal incentives mechanisms
Session A, Need for adequate pricing and policies,G. Batmanian
Session A, WB forest sector interventions, M. Shakirova
Session A, Rationale of environmental taxation, S. Speck
Session A, Pathways to improve forest governance through fiscal policy, T. Trefon
Session B, Taxonomi of forest taxes, T. Matheson
Session B, Feebate for forest carbon sequestration, I. Parry
Session B, Tax discounts for legality-sustainability, D. Heine
Session C, Border tax feebate schemes, D. Heine
Session C, Export tariffs combined with public investments, J. Wehkamp
Session C, Fiscal incentives for decreasing deforestation, D. Geraets
Session C, WTO compatibility of carbon tax, G. Dominioni
Session D, Role of agricultural subsidies, Gautam & Mikulcak
Session D, Forest-smart fiscal reforms, Tuan Minh Le
Session D, Fiscal obstacles & opportunities in Congo's charcoal, T. Trefon
Session D, Ecological fiscal transfers for biodiversity and forest, I. Ring
Session D, Role of public actors in biodiversity and forest conservation, G. Barbanente
Session E, Using fiscal incentives in fragile states, A. Karsenty
Session E, Governance in forestry, S. Davenport
Session E, The role of certification, J. Hontelez
ENB summary of the 54th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council available.
8 November 2018 Yokohama, Japan
Press release on the outcomes of the 54th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council is now available.
1 November 2018
Brazilian timber and construction companies promoting domestic timber use. Read the MIS report.
27 October 2018 Beijing, China
Forest knowledge key to averting disastrous climate change
19 October 2018 Yokohama, Japan
ITTO now has 74 members, with Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) acceding to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 on 10 October 2018
16 October 2018 Yokohama, Japan
US tariff schedule revision affects wood products. Read the MIS report.
4 October 2018
In the UNCCD book, “A Better World”, ITTO highlights productive forest as an underused resource for addressing humanity’s biggest challenges. Launched at the UN in September, the book addresses SDG 15: Life on Land.
4 October 2018
A new paper co-authored by ITTO’s Steve Johnson examines the role of 11 intergovernmental criteria and indicator processes—including ITTO’s pioneering work—over the last 25 years. It concludes their impacts are significant and positive. Read the paper in the journal
02 October 2018
Peru signs landmark agreement on foreign trade with US. Read the MIS report.
1 October 2018
“Forests are globally important. We are all interconnected and therefore we all bear responsibility for forest governance”, says ITTO Executive Director, Gerhard Dieterle on a recent interview by
on future of forest governance
China-Europe railway linked to Chengdu timber distribution centre. Read the MIS report.
3 September 2018
Efforts to increase use of lesser-known species for marine works. Read the MIS report.
A paper co-authored by ITTO’s Steven Johnson, “25 years of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management: why some intergovernmental C&I processes flourished while others faded”, has been published in the journal
. The article compares and analyses the structure, activities and progress of 11 intergovernmental C&I processes, including ITTO’s pioneering work.
16 August 2018
Myanmar launches legality certification system. Read the MIS report.
3 August 2018
Holistic approach essential for tropical forestry, says ITTO
Changes to US GSP could disrupt Indonesian and Brazilian exports. Read the MIS report.
25 July 2018
Sustainable forest management needs “incentives revolution”, says Executive Director
20 July 2018
Tropical timber, bamboo and rattan could help bridge supply gap for environmentally friendly materials
Third party certification bodies in Myanmar ready to start work. Read the MIS report.
Call for articles for the next ETFRN News, deadline for outlines is 15 August 2018
12 July 2018
Report of the Workshop to Discuss Implementation of Madagascar’s Use Plan (Business Plan) for Securing and Disposing of Stockpiles of Rosewood and other Precious Woods is now available in English and French.
9 July 2018
Chinese timber companies commit to jointly develop the global green supply chain
5 July 2018
An article published recently in the journal Wood Science and Technology explores the use of near-infrared spectroscopy for identifying wood from Dalbergia species. The article is based on work carried out as part of the ITTO–CITES Programme.
3 July 2018
Asia regional meeting on CITES Tree Species Programme calls for more training on non-detriment findings
Timber Green Supply Chain Initiative. Read the MIS report.
29 June 2018
ITTO assists Madagascar with plan for precious wood stockpiles
ITTO strengthens cooperation with INBAR on sustainable management of bamboo and rattan
25 June 2018
22 June 2018
International workshop on green timber supply chains opens in China
18 June 2018
Tight supply of Vietnamese plywood. Read the MIS report.
1 June 2018
Sabah bans log exports. Read the MIS report.
31 May 2018
Capacity building crucial for success of transboundary conservation areas—report
22 May 2018
Registration for the “2018 Seminar on High Value-added Bamboo Use for ITTO Producing Member Countries” to be held from 24 June –14 July 2018, is now open.
According to Panama’s Ministry of Environment, as reported in the newspaper
La Estrella de Panama
, an ITTO-financed timber-tracking project has helped reduce illegal logging in the country by 68%. Read the full story here (in Spanish).
“Forest can change the word”, an upcoming broadcast by NHK World. On air on 18 May 2018 and available for VOD from 21 May 2018
Online LCA tool for American hardwoods. Read the MIS report.
Indonesia - Largest supplier of hardwood plywood to US. Read the MIS report.
16 April 2018
ITTO and Honduras sign project agreement on lesser-used timber species
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