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.



UK closes global wildlife conference with UK aid pledge to protect critical forest habitats

ICYMI: This week saw the launch of the #SCCM. @Cargill's initial transaction through the #SCCM will finance 25 years of conservation operations for a community forestry project in Indonesia’s Heart of Borneo region. Huge win for forest conservation!

Ghana and Ecuador to Cooperate on Forestry Development #REDD #Flegt @AIMAEcuador @FAOWestAfrica

World leaders from over 80 countries have come together this week with one message:

We must #EndWildlifeCrime

📰 Read their pledges:

Gender diversity, new study focuses on the wood-processing sector #genderequity #flegt #responsibletrade

A new paper co-authored by ITTO’s Steve Johnson examines the role of 11 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 Forests

Oil Industry boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C

Major takeaway from the new @IPCC_CH Special Report: there is no pathway that keeps us under 1.5C without GhG removal. Cutting emissions is not enough. Luckily, we have that technology: forests. #theforgottensolution @tfa2020 @nature_org @Nature4Climate

Indeed, there's an urgent need, to expand
investments in forests and SFM to ensure future wood
security and avoid further deforestation and forest
degradation. #Productiveforests are profitable and have a crucial
role to play in mitigating climate change. @DieterleGerhard

Analysing 5 years of #EUTR @itto_sfm Gerhard Dieterle explains how closing wood supply gaps could significantly contribute to climate mitigation through reforestation, agroforestry & wood product substitution