Forest Legality Week 2019

Date: 
10/08/2019
Location: 
World Resources Institute | 10 G ST NE, Washington DC 20010

Forest Legality Week Agenda 

October 8-10, 2019 

Tuesday, October 8

12:00 PM: Lunch 

1:00 PM: Opening Remarks 

Chip Barber, Director, Forest Legality Initiative, World Resources Institute 

Jonathan Brightbill, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

1:30 PM: Forest Legality and Sustainable Landscapes: making the connections

Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI (Moderator)

Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, WRI

Rannveig Formo, Senior Advisor Forest Crime, Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative

Kathryn Stratos, Director, Office of Global Climate Change, USAID

3:00 PM Coffee Break

3:30 PM Corruption: a key obstacle to reducing forest loss and illegal logging

Amy Smith, WWF (Moderator)

Lisa Handy, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Timer Manurung, Yayasan Auriga

Art Blundell, Forest Trends

Jeanne Cook, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Wednesday, October 9

9:00 AM The last great forest of Southeast Asia: Part I: Indonesian Papua

Zuraidah Said, WRI Indonesia (Moderator)

Arief Wijaya, WRI Indonesia

Timer Manurung, Yayasan Auriga

Deborah Lapidus, Mighty Earth

Sam Lawson, Earthsight

10:30 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM The last great forest of Southeast Asia: Part II: Papua New Guinea

Geoffery Blate, USAID (Moderator)

Reiner Tegtmeyer, Global Witness

Marjorie Warisaiho, Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR)

Cosmas Apelis, The Nature Conservancy

Rufus Mahuru, Partners with Melanesians

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Peru’s Progress on Forest Legality - Accomplishments and Challenges for the Future: Civil Society Perspectives

Nhaydú Bohórquez Carvajal, Food and Agriculture Organization – Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme (FAO-FLEGT) - (Moderator and background presentation)

Magaly Avila, ProÉtica

Melissa Blue Sky, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Julia Urrunaga, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) 

Tom Bewick, Rainforest Foundation US

3:00 PM Coffee Break

3:30 PM Peru’s Progress on Forest Legality - Accomplishments and Challenges for the Future: Government and Private Sector Perspectives

Nhaydú Bohórquez Carvajal (FAO-FLEGT) (Moderator)

Alberto Gonzalez Zuñiga Guzman, Servicio Nacional Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre, Peru (Peruvian Forest Service - SERFOR)

Jessica Moscoso, Centro de Innovación Productiva y Transferencia Técnica para la Madera (Center for Business Innovation and Technological Transfer for Timber – CITEMadera)

Alberto Yusen Caraza, Fiscalía Especializada en Materia Ambiental, Loret (Environmental Prosecutor, Loreto – FEMA)

Jhoana Canales, Consorcio Maderero SAC (Timber Consortium SAC, COMASAC)

5:15 PM The Open Timber Portal: launching a platform for transparency in timber trade

Matthew Cassetta, U.S. Department of State (Moderator)

Patrick Duggan, U.S. Department of Justice

Jon Knut Berg, Embassy of Norway

Marieke Wit, Forest Governance, Markets and Climate Programme (DFID)

Marie Vallée, WRI

Thursday, October 10

9:00 AM Regulating forest-risk commodities: what lessons from regulating timber trade by the EU?

Tina Schneider, WRI (Moderator)

Giuliana Torta, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

Marigold Norman, Forest Trends

Clotilde Henriot, Client Earth

Faith Doherty, EIA

10:30 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM Next steps in the EU and other jurisdictions on forest-risk commodities

Tina Schneider, WRI (Moderator)

Giuliana Torta, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America

Sylvain Maestracci, Embassy of France

Heli Hyypiä, Embassy of Finland

Clotilde Henriot, Client Earth

Rick Jacobsen, EIA

12:30 PM Closing Remarks, followed by Lunch

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