Building on the tradition of the Forest Legality Alliance semi-annual partners’ meeting that WRI hosted in past years, we are pleased to announce that WRI will host the first “Washington Forest Legality Week” October 17-19, with the generous support and cooperation of the U.S. Forest Service.
The Washington Forest Legality Week is intended to enable dialogue and inspire action and partnerships to more effectively implement and monitor timber trade legality and due diligence measures. It is a multi-stakeholder, international event, drawing stakeholders from governments, the private sector, civil society, the scientific community, and service providers such as timber certification bodies. The meeting will take place over three days, and is designed to accommodate a range of side meetings and interactions convened by partner organizations.
A PDF can be found here as well as at the bottom of this page.
Forest Legality Week After Hours:
For those who may wish to continue discussions with colleagues in the evening, we have prepared a brief list of some suggested local establishments here.
WRI Forest Legality Week
Tuesday-Thursday October 17-19, 2017
Tuesday, October 17
The morning is open and space will be available for informal meetings participants may wish to organize.
1:00-1:30 Opening Remarks
1:30-3:00 Session 1: The CITES Rosewood Listings: Progress and Challenges One Year On
3:30-5:30 Session 2: Timber traceability systems
5:30-7:00 Welcome Reception, hosted by WRI
Wednesday, October 18
9:00-10:45 Session 3: Demand-Side Timber Legality Developments in Asia - Part I
11:00-1:00 Session 4: Demand-Side Timber Legality Developments in Asia - Part II
2:00-3:00 Session 5: Open Timber Portal: A Sneak Preview
3:30-5:00 Session 6: Timber Trade Information: Challenges and Solutions
5:00-5:45 10 Years after the Lacey Act Amendment: Impacts and Outlook
6:15-7:15 Forests, Climate, and Governance: Key Roles of Transparency and Legality, a special event hosted by Norway and WRI
7:15 Reception, hosted by Norway and WRI
Thursday, October 19
9:00-10:30 Session 7: Private Sector Experiences in Implementing Due Care Practices
11:00-12:30 Session 8: Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN) Phase 2
12:30-1:00 Closing Remarks,
The afternoon is open and space will be available for informal meetings participants may wish to organize.