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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This is our #mondaythoughts and another reason why we should build more out of timber!🤔

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Responsibly sourced wood-based products are critical for the circular economy read more via @GovEuropa @ChathamHouse

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Which structural changes are affecting the use of wood globally ?What are the main innovations & their market implications for forest-based products ? ...which sectors will be affected? Some @europeanforest @CIFOR insights in:

In view of #CoronavirusPandemic donors/policy makers need to reassess programmes for post-crisis recovery. Positive approach is needed with support to #associations to reach thousands of #microbusinesses in the #forest sector to improve #livelihoods & bolster #responsibletrade

Well done @iwpawood for providing some inspiration & leadership through these uncertain times. Heard the virtual convention #WOW2020 was well attended!

A great inspiring presentation by @DonCooper today at our Virtual World of Wood Convention on marketing in the time of COVID-19 #wow2020

This year's Olympics look set to be one of the most sustainable, if not the most sustainable Olympics in modern times. The village plaza will be made from 40,000 pieces of wood!! That is incredible!