Mapping Europe’s sustainable tropical timber footprint and growing its global impact

5th December 2019

Wageningen/Utrecht/London, December 4, 2019 EU import of tropical timber can positively impact an additional 12.5 million ha tropical forests. The new report Tropical Timber Market Data report published by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative estimates that between 25% and 32% of the primary tropical timber products imported into the EU28 is sourced from certified sustainably […]

Asia Pacific association leaders reveal the pressures on the forest and wood product industry

13th June 2019

Leaders interviewed represent over 13,000 companies, trading in excess of USD $30 billion Study covers 5 of the main producing, manufacturing and consuming countries in the Asia Pacific region Over 80% of the membership of these associations are micro, small or medium sized companies Jakarta, 13 June 2019: Global Timber Forum (GTF) today announces the […]

Political uncertainty limits the success of small wood product businesses across LATAM

5th March 2019

New study shows fluctuating political administrations de-stabilise business environment SMEs facing vicious circle of declining profitability and inability to access finance Broad ‘Illegal’ sector reputation restricts market opportunity for exporters   Lima, 5th March 2019:  Global Timber Forum (GTF) today launches the results of a multi-country timber industry study highlighting the major challenges facing small […]

New approach to increase responsible wood processing by African micro-businesses

22nd October 2018

LONDON, 22ND OCTOBER 2018: West, Central and East African associations outline support needed for 10,000 micro-businesses.   Identifies a ‘micro-business paradox’ with opportunities for change at scale being missed.   Research with twenty-one wood industry associations across six African countries reveals for the first time the extent of micro-businesses within their membership, the scale of […]



With Brexit not yet upon us, the timber industry is facing important changes as Indonesia has lost Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) status on Wood & Wood Products. Bringing total duty charge on imports to a huge 7%. Click the link for more info 👇

Great news! Football club @FGRFC_Official has been given the green light to build the world’s first timber football stadium. The stadium will have the lowest embodied carbon of any sports stadium in the world!!
#climatechange #mondaymotivation

There are just a couple of days left to apply to become a lawyer in @ClientEarth’s Forests and Climate Programme. The role will address issues relating to forest governance, climate change and community land rights in Cote d’Ivoire & Ghana.

Jakarta: North Sumatra Police probe illegal logging as possible cause of deadly floods

First wine producer to certify its native forests under FSC!

The illicit #coca industry is shifting production to the remote Peruvian #Amazon, threatening the forests and people there. @mongabay

Youngster play, mama sleeps. Just like us, #gorillas need safe forests to live and thrive. That's what @Parcs_Gabon strive to provide them. @Climateforest @noradno @AFD_France @LeeWhiteCBE

Significant! Global area of certified forest records first ever annual decline in 2018 @stichtingprobos @FLEGTIMM @andyheald

IMM published a new Annual Report covering EU-VPA Partner timber trade, #FLEGT in wood promotion and procurement policies, links between Licensing and #certification etc.:

Introducing CSIFM (FORESTLINK PLATFORM) to Ghana Forestry Commission Regional and district Forest Managers.
Currently on going at Noda Hotel in Kumasi.