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 […]



Tropical #timber trade trends through the pandemic and the latest on #FLEGT, including promotion of the initiative, will be discussed during an IMM webinar on June 24. Join us on Zoom:

Commercially growing teak interwoven with tracts of natural vegetation enhances #biodiversity.

Within our #plantation, riparian strips are earmarked for water and biodiversity protection as well as designated conservation areas.

Contract growing timber #sustainably.

Energy from forests🌲
Discover the multiple co-benefits of #bioenergy plantations.


@CIFOR @cifor_hutan @kementerianLHK @nifos_news @fta_cgiar @baralhimlal #ThinkLandscape

“LEAF welcomes proposals from any eligible [tropical forest] jurisdiction that can meet its high bar for its environmental and social integrity, deliver verified results, and deeply engage Indigenous peoples and local communities.” @ClimateEnvoy
#LEAFCoalition #NatureNow

Thorough response by #FLEGT CSO, NGO and private sector stakeholders in #Ghana I hope you get some answers. Nicely done! @ForestWatchGh @ecocareghana @ndfwestafrica @ASARENanak #Forests #NatureBasedSolutions

EU reaches deal on climate law "While the 55% target is lower than 60% that Parliament had earlier voted for, member states made a concession to European lawmakers by agreeing to cap contribution of carbon removals from land use, agriculture and forestry"

Today is #EarthDay 🌎🌍🌏

Let’s remember that a shift to a more sustainable economy would benefit people and the planet

Let's act together #ForNature

Andrew Waugh at the #Wood4Bauhaus Conference explaining how we need to embrace timber as construction material to reach the targets of the Paris Agreement 🌱🗣️🌍
Proud to have @WaughThistleton as partner of our project #buildinwoodh2020

#FLEGT is a market based policy mechanism which fundamentally fails to grasp how the market works. New approaches are needed to address deforestation, but throwing the programme totally under a bus seems extreme! Recent meeting organised @Fern_NGO

Ahead of the #agrifish Council, EU Member States 🇦🇹🇫🇮🇪🇪🇵🇱🇭🇷🇸🇰🇧🇬🇱🇻🇱🇹🇨🇿🇲🇹 raise concern "about the way different initiatives under the #EUGreenDeal address forest related aspects, thus predetermining the scope of the upcoming #EUForestStrategy post-2020."