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 […]



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Great global opportunities for #youth in #ClimateAction 👇

EC serves Romania final notice over #illegallogging #forests via

Protect #FLEGT gains for #forests @mongabay commentary says. Correctly points out '#SMEs remain caged within regulatory systems which are not geared towards allowing their full potential: too complex, too expensive and cumbersome' Time to change approach?

Norway announces first payment for reduced deforestation in Indonesia -------

🌳Our Conversations about Climate Change design competition is LIVE!!🌳 #FLEGT

Design a 'conversation piece' from responsibly sourced tropical timber as part of our programme allowing urgent climate debate.

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#COVID19 pandemic will have significant impact on #timber #SupplyChains. Safety & security of supply will become more critical. Putting ‘eggs in one basket’ likely to challenged by businesses

About 40% of Chinese factories in Gabon have ceased production

What are the legislative developments that led to the #Japanese Clean #Wood Act? What is the latest available information on the impact of its provisions and implementation? Read this @foresttrendsorg report by my colleagues @marimomii and @jadersaunders