Washington Forest Legality Week 2018

Date: 
10/23/2018
Location: 
World Resources Institute | 10 G St NE, Suite 800 | Washington, DC 20002

 

 

 

 

Forest Legality Week  

October 23—25, 2018   |   Washington, D.C.

 

Tuesday, October 23

1:00 PM: Opening Remarks 

Chip Barber, Director, Forest Legality Initiative, World Resources Institute (WRI)

1:30-3:00 PM: Forest Legality in the Congo Basin, Part I:  Shifting Dynamics in the Private Sector

Moderator: Marie Vallee, WRI 

Speakers

Gagan Gupta, Olam 

Caroline Duhesme, Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) 

3:30-5:00 PM: Forest Legality in the Congo Basin, Part II:  Independent Monitoring—What’s Next?

Moderator: Marie Vallee, WRI 

Speakers:

 

Wednesday, October 24

9:00-10:30 PM: High Risk Timber from Eastern Europe and Ukraine:  Recent Research and Investigations

Moderator: Alexander von Bismarck, Environmental Investigation Agency 

Speakers: 

Johannes Zahnen, WWF Germany 

11:00-12:30 PM:Shifting Patterns in the Timber Trade:  Legal and Economic Implications 

Moderator: Kerstin Canby, Forest Trends 

Speakers: 

Kip Howlett, Decorative Hardwoods Association 

1:30-3:00 PM: Timber Legality and Forest Landscape Restoration: Fostering Dialogue and Avoiding Unintended Consequences

Moderator: Guillermo Navarro Monge, FAO FLEGT Programme

Speakers: 

Richard Gyimah, Forestry Commission Ghana 

3:30-5:00 PM: Blockchain and Timber Supply Chains: Silver Bullet or Hype? 

Moderator:  Chip Barber, WRI 

Speakers: 

Cindy Squires, International Wood Products Association 

Michael Marus, Forest Stewardship Council 

Christian Sloth, NEPCon

 

Thursday, October 25

9:00-10:30 PM: Early Warning Remote Sensing Systems and Illegal Logging, Part I:  Current Capabilities to Detect Illegal Logging 

Moderator: Alex Moad, U.S. Forest Service – International Programs 

Speakers: 

Ruth Nogueron, WR

11:00-12:30 PM: Early Warning Remote Sensing Systems and Illegal Logging, Part II:  Application of Remote Sensing in Law Enforcement and with Local Communities

Moderator: Alex Moad, U.S. Forest Service – International Programs 

Speakers: 

George Porto-Ferreira, IBAMA

12:30-1:00 PM: Closing Remarks

Craig Hanson, Global Director, Food, Forests and Water Programs, WRI