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 […]



China bans illegal timber imports from Ghana

Advocating for #tropicalwood potential to be a premium sustainable resource. #Ecotourism isn’t enough to develop a country: Q&A with #Gabon Environment Minister @LeeJTWHITE @VenFrancoise

Imagine if corrugated roofs were made from #bamboo instead of zinc or plastic

#ForestsNews: Unless land management strategies are overhauled to reduce the gap between forestry and agriculture, it will be impossible to feed and nourish the human population without further damaging the environment & forests, according to scientists |

New info initiative for protecting European forests

Check out IMM's new #FLEGT VPA partner profiles Profiles include overviews of countries’ forestry sectors, timber industry and trends in global trade in timber and timber products + more detailed analysis of trade with the EU.

BREAKING! Wood you believe it?

For 20 years we’ve urged #China to ban the use of illegal #timber – now it’s happening!

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.