The Forest Legality Initiative, a project of the World Resources Institute (WRI), convened partners and stakeholders in October 2019 in Washington, DC, to advance dialogue and initiatives related to the international trade in timber. The three-day event drew 189 attendees from more than 20 countries.
Timber Legality and Forest Landscape Restoration: Fostering Dialogue and Avoiding Unintended Consequences
Rene Zamora, World Resources Institute
The Forest Legality Initiative, a project of the World Resources Institute (WRI), convened partners and stakeholders in October 2018 in Washington, DC, to advance dialogue and initiatives related to the international trade in timber. The three-day event drew 167 attendees from more than 20 countries.
For those of you here at Forest Legality Week who may wish to continue discussions with colleagues and friends into the evening, here is a list of watering holes to suit various tastes, all relatively nearby. As in all big cities, have a care when out at night; DC is not an especially dangerous city, but muggers and pickpockets tend to favor areas where there a lot of restaurants and bars. Uber and Lyft are ubiquitous in DC, and there are lots of taxis. When in doubt, just have the restaurant or bar call a taxi for you.
Resumen del foro en Pucallpa Peru, "Generando Valor en la Amazonía Peruana"
Event summary of our forum "Generating Value for the Peruvian Amazon".
The Seattle Dialogue (Development and Scaling of Innovative Technologies for Wood Identification) was convened to explore the ways in which emerging technologies for wood identification can more effectively contribute to combating illegal logging and associated trade, which is widely recognized as a key forest management and natural resources crime issue. This is a summary of the plenary sessions and key points.
The Forest Legality Alliance convened its members and partners on July 6 and 7 in the new Harmon Conference Center at World Resources Institute headquarters in Washington, D.C. With the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) scheduled for the end of September, most of the meeting was focused on the growing profile of timber species in the CITES convention. The July meeting was the last FLA gathering to be convened under WRI’s C
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