Towards a positive gender balance in the Ghanaian wood processing industry

12th October 2018

ACCRA, 12th OCTOBER 2018: New study describes existing gender balance and makes recommendations. The Global Timber Forum (GTF) today publishes a commissioned analysis of gender in the wood processing sector in Ghana. The new study reveals that in the wood processing sector women workers are much less visible than their male counterparts yet are involved in […]

GTF shares association research findings with EGILAT country members

20th August 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 16th AUGUST 2018: GTF’s new Asia-Pacific Representative Stephen Mitchell presented at APEC’s 14th Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade (EGILAT) meeting in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea in August. Held twice a year and open to government representatives of all 21 Pacific Rim member economies, the meeting is an exchange of information […]

First West & Central Africa ‘Responsible Trade’ Summit for wood product industry

18th June 2018

LIBREVILLE, JUNE 18th 2018: Today, for the first time, representatives of national and regional associations representing the wood product industries across West and Central Africa are convening to examine the shared challenges and opportunities of responsible trade and to build their capacity to respond. The Global Timber Forum’s Summit brings together 80 representatives from 10 countries […]

GTF LATAM summit boosts regional cooperation

1st January 2018

The first GTF LATAM summit brought together more than 80 associations and industry representatives from all over the Americas. Discussions in plenary and break-out sessions were held over two days. They focussed on competitiveness and access to markets; impacts of new and emerging regulations; regional trade flow data; incentives for forest conservation; efficient traceability systems and independent forest monitoring.



In a first, DRC communities gain legal rights to forests via @Mongabay

NEW: the EU 🇪🇺 and Vietnam 🇻🇳 sign a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (#FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement to combat illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber 🌳. More on the EU FLEGT Action plan, also to halt deforestation ➡️ (2/2)

Restoration is on the rise in the #AmazonForest. Recently, 8 governors from states in Ecuador, Colombia & Peru signed a declaration to address climate change & combat deforestation while enhancing livelihoods #ThinkLandscape

EU reassures NGOs over timber trade with Vietnam

What are the implications of the #EUTR for #timber producing countries? How is the law implemented in #Europe? To what extent can regulations prevent #illegallogging? We discussed these questions here

EC reports steady progress in EUTR implementation

Working together @USAID @forestservice @SerforPeru @pcmperuosinfor @Regionucayali and @RegionLoreto address priorities in the forestry sector to achieve sustainable management of #forests

Gaps in global forest product trade flow data exist, particularly for responsibly sourced products. World renowned experts convene to address the challenge @stichtingprobos @FLEGTIMM @itto_sfm watch this space! #responsibletrade

IMM furniture sector scoping study now published as an ITTO Technical Series Based on a survey of the private sector it
constitutes an excellent source of information for stakeholders interested in EU furniture market trends.

Watch Dave Hopkins present our @woodcampus video on #procurement of #sustainable #wood: