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 […]



The UN reckons the pandemic could cast 490m in 70 countries into poverty, reversing almost a decade of gains

Did you know that most of Indonesia's wood supply for furniture products comes from community forests? Find out more about how #SVLK applies in community forests and how it benefits local farmers
#woodsupply #communityforest #FLEGT

Changing retail environment post #COVIDー19 recovery? FSC Collaborates with Amazon on Climate Pledge Friendly Program

NGP has organised a number of study tours and workshops in Uganda to support discussions and the development of sustainable plantations - to learn more please visit 

"The most compelling example is in #forestry where we can now transform #wood (...) into a new generation of wood-based alternatives to plastics chemicals, textiles and building materials." HRH Prince Charles on the #bioeconomy. @clarencehouse @ClimateAWS

#COVID19 has put a spotlight on the role of forests in preventing diseases further adding to the need to preserve the world’s forest area.

But with myriad demands placed on forests, achieving a balance requires a reckoning of local and global priorities.

Worth a listen #TreeTrade

Pluses - Forestry as a business, growing products, connection with people/recreation/kitchens, focus on quality & professionalism

IMHO not enough on - Certification, integrated land-use, lack of leadership from @DefraGovUK

Have your say! EC has just launched two public consultations:
“EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Regulation Fitness Check"
 “Deforestation and Forest Products Impact Assessment"
They are available in all EU languages

Download the New Generation Plantations 2020 Review

Virtual study tours, ecosystems of collaboration and how we transition to a circular bioeconomy.


We need your input! Please let us know your opinion and give feedback on the revised Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme. Learn about the changes in this revised system in a webinar on 8 September 11:00 CET! @MTCC_My