Briefing about how Japan is falling behind other major consuming markets in its efforts to halt trade in illegally sourced wood and how, of five consumer countries studied, it had the highest proportion of imports of probable illegal source and the highest per-capita consumption of illegal wood. Read the Japanese language version of the briefing […]
A briefing for the Asia Pacific Forestry Week meeting in China from November 7-11, 2011 which reviews the progress made by the European Union and US in agreeing new regulations to prohibit illegal logged timber, describes efforts to curb illegal logging and discusses further action required.
The briefing explains how a proposed UN mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) will not work without efforts to address and regulate the global markets that act as drivers of deforestation
A briefing outlined significant flaws in the proposed EU Timber Regulation, warning that in its present form it will not prohibit the import and sale of illegally logged timber, and would result in wood products made from stolen timber remaining on the market.