Timber consumer countries should join forces and coordinate legislative measures to eliminate illegally sourced timber from their markets
Wil de Jong, Mari Momii and Daisuke Naito
On February 29 a group of people with interest in addressing illegal timber in Asian supply chains gathered at the Inamori Center, Kyoto University Kyoto Japan. The group represented the private sector, civil society organizations and academia. During the day six presentations were given on topics related to illegal timber in the region, and participants at the event discussed implications, especially for illegal timber policies in the regions consumer countries. The PowerPoint presentations, this summary and comments on presentations can be viewed at: http://www.cias.kyoto-u.ac.jp/event/?p=426.
The present document summarizes some of the key insights that emerged from the presentations and discussions and ends with recommendations.