Meeting summary report: 27th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting

28 Sep 2017
Eleanor Glover, Chatham House

The 27th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting, held at Chatham House on 19– 20 June 2017, explored global efforts and policies to tackle illegal logging and the trade in illegal timber. The meeting brought together 234 participants from governments, the private sector and NGOs to share perspectives on the latest developments and challenges within the forestry sector.

The two-day event included an update on progress in Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries, including a review of Indonesia’s experiences with Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing, developments in China, as well as discussion of legality issues in the plantation sector, of legislative developments related to the control of timber imports, of independent forest monitoring and of the use of satellite technology.

This report summarizes the presentations and related discussions during the meeting.