Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Number 15
Hilary Benn, UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, opened the fifteenth in our series of illegal logging update meetings, which took place in Chatham House on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January 2010.
The agenda featured:
• Updates on the FLEGT initiative, including progress with the voluntary partnership agreement negotiations and the draft ‘due diligence’ regulation, and on the REDD discussions in the climate change regime.
• Latest developments in public procurement policies.
• The development of systems of indicators of progress in dealing with illegal logging, forest governance and transparency.
• Sessions on sustainable forest management; Brazil; US free trade agreements and illegal logging; and latest research updates.
The full agenda is available below.
All the presentations from this meeting are posted on this page below; a full report of the discussions will be available shortly.
Analysis and Perspectives of the Peruvian Forest Sector 2008-2009
Lucila Pautrat, Institute of Public Policies, Regulations and Sustainable Development
Biomass Estimations Through Remote Sensing - The Value of the Third Dimension to Mapping
Charles Crossthwaite-Eyre, Eyre Consulting
A Concept in Management Transparency
Carlos Fabiano Cardoso, IBAMA
Due Diligence Regulation Proposal
José María Solano López, European Council
EU FLEGT Update
Julia Falconer, European Commission
Fighting Illegal Logging in the Brazilian Amazon: Progress and Challenges
Adalberto Verissimo, Imazon
The Forest Transparency Initiative
Matt Steil, WRI
Illegal Chainsaw Milling in Ghana: Using Multi-stakeholder Dialogue to Seek Policy Solutions
Marieke Wit, Tropenbos
Illegal Timber Legislation: Where are we now?
Anke Schulmeister, WWF
Is Sustainable Forestry the Best Option?
Hervé Bourgignon, IFIA
Is There a Need for a Global Legality Verification System?
Richard Donovan, Rainforest Alliance
Moving SFM from Exploitation to Restoration Within a Finite Forest
Peter Wood, Global Witness
Reaction to Due Diligence Regulation by the European Timber Trade Federation
André de Boer, European Timber Importers Federation
A REDD Revolution in Copenhagen?
John Lanchbery, RSPB
Sao Paolo's Public Procurement Initiative
Carlos Beduschi, Centro de Programas de Uso Sustentável, Secretaria de Meio Ambiente do Estado de Sao Paolo
SFC Ad Hoc Working Group on Public Procurement of Wood and Wood-Based Products
Roland Beck, European Commission
Social Issues in Timber Procurement Policies
Duncan Brack, Chatham House
Speech by the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Transparency Report Card
David Young, Global Witness
UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy and the Inclusion of Social Criteria
Sofie Tind Nielsen, CPET
When are Trade-offs Additive? Local Understanding of SFM and its Relevance to Livelihoods
John Palmer, Forest Management Trust
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