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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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"A study conducted on the #forestry plantation and #timber sectors has revealed that very minimal contribution of the Forest Plantation Development Fund (FPDF) is being allocated to Ghana’s #plantation development."

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‼️Hindsight is wonderful, but foresight is better. A post-#Covid19 future requires foresight to build back planetary health, say DGs of @ICRAF & @CIFOR. Check out these 4 steps to a more resilient #Earth: https://t.co/UfO1g7t8kC #covidforestrywebinarweek #BuildBackBetter

"Dozens of developing nations across the globe have achieved the targets for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (#SDG) 13: #ClimateAction, while developed countries remain far behind, according to a recent report by the UN. "

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In Sweden, a group of forest owners established the forest product company Sodra, which now has 51,000 members and managers 2 million hectares of forest. Could that model be replicated in emerging economies around the world ? https://t.co/HFQKnn0bCE

Although some 178 million hectares of #forest has been lost worldwide over the past three decades, according to @FAO the rate of loss has declined substantially during this period.

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@UNEP @CIFOR @ICRAF

#ThinkLandscape

Finally had chance to read new #NatureBasedSolutions standard from @IUCN - great work providing clarity on range of societal needs #NBS can meet & the need to manage trade offs to optimise for economic, people & planet 💰👩‍🌾🌎https://t.co/TEVunV5q2b

All over the world, timber skyscrapers are being built as a way to help combat #climatechange. This is because tall wooden buildings can have a 20% reduction in both their carbon and energy footprints, helping countries achieve #netzero #sustainable
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In Sweden, a group of forest owners established the forest product company Sodra, which now has 51,000 members and managers 2 million hectares of forest. Could that model be replicated in emerging economies around the world ? https://t.co/SFK0NdoWC0

"SVLK is evidence of the significant improvements made by Indonesia in the governance of its forests" said @SitiNurbayaLHK at the high level panel session, in the opening of the @ChathamHouse Virtual Event: Global Forum on Forest Governance! https://t.co/T04lY959IS

How sustainable plantations help save Uganda’s decimated forests.

Sustainable forestry is helping the country electrify, cutting down on firewood use—and providing livelihoods. #NGP2020
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