Forest Legality Week 2021

Date: 
06/21/2021
Location: 
Virtual

This year’s event took place as an online event and focused on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on timber supply chains and due diligence processes, in particular for small and medium enterprises; demand-side policies for forest and commodity supply chains; updates on recent developments in Vietnam, and new early warning systems and deforestation alerts.

Presentations can be accessed by clicking the hyperlink linked to the speaker's name

AGENDA

Tuesday, June 22nd

The pandemic and the timber trade: Impacts on due diligence 

Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am EDT

Speakers: 

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The pandemic and the timber trade: Views from SMEs

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Speakers:

  • David Hopkins, UK Timber Trade Federation (Moderator)
  • Jaime Chuchon Remon, Aquamodel, Peru
  • Moussa NJIDAM NGUEPNANG and Martial DJIAGUEU VENDJI, Dino & Fils SARL, Cameroon
  • Budi Hermawan, PT. Kayu Lapis Indonesia
  • Gustav Adu, Kumasi Wood Cluster

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Wednesday, June 23rd

Supply chain policy I: Updates and recent developments

Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am EDT

Speakers:

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Supply chain policy II: What implications for forest governance? 

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Speakers:

  • Chip Barber, WRI (Moderator)
  • Hugo-Maria Schally, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Helen O’Connor, Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, UK
  • Cathy Karr-Colque, United States Department of State
  • Caroline Duhesme, Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux
  • Alec Dawson, EIA
  • Obed Owusu-Addai, EcoCare Ghana
  • Julia Christian, Fern

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Thursday, June 24th

Vietnam: At the crossroads of timber legality

Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am EDT

Speakers:

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Remote sensing and deforestation alerts: State of play

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Speakers:

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SIDE MEETINGS

Hosted by partners and open to Forest Legality Week participants.

Monday, June 21st

Measuring Illegal Logging and Associated Trade in Peru
Hosted by the U.S. Forest Service
Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am EDT

Presentation on the study “Estimating and Improving Timber Legality in Peru” carried out by Peru’s Office of the President of the Council of Ministers with support from USAID, U.S. Forest Service, and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization FLEGT.

Speakers:

  • Kathleen McGinley (USFS) (Moderator)
  • Guillermo Navarro, FAO FLEGT Latin America Forestry Officer
  • Lucetty Ullilen Vega, OSINFOR Director

For more information about this side meeting, contact Andrea von der Ohe, andrea.vonderohe@usda.gov

To view the recording of this meeting, please click here

Monday, June 21st

Extent and Nature of Illegal Deforestation for Commercial Agriculture
Hosted by Forest Trends
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 pm EDT

Presentation on the study “Illicit Harvest, Complicit Goods” Forest Trends’ recent report on the extent and nature of illegal deforestation for commercial agriculture in tropical countries – including the finding that 69% of agro-conversion was illegal.

Speakers: 

  • Art Blundell, Advisor, Forest Trends
  • Michael Wolosin, Advisor, Forest Trends

To view the recording of this meeting, please click here and use the password ^9%e.8fF

Friday, June 25th

Illegal Timber Tracking: Leveraging the outdoor community to stop timber theft
Hosted by the Adventure Scientists
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm EDT

The legality of timber products is not immediately apparent. Genetic, and chemical identification technologies can improve transparency in global supply chains by helping authorities identify the species and harvest location of questionably sourced or managed lumber. Currently, the greatest challenge is the lack of sufficient reference libraries of verified samples from standing trees around the world. Adventure Scientists will share how, in partnership with the US Forest Service, our network of outdoor adventurers have been building these critical reference libraries over the past 5 years across 4 species' ranges, including a 5th launching this summer.

Speakers:

  • Lindsay Wancour, Adventure Scientists (moderator)
  • Joshua Theurer, Adventure Scientists

For more information, please contact Lindsay Wancour at Lindsay@adventurescientists.org

Bringing science-based traceability to forest-connected supply chains
Hosted by the World Forest ID
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT

Tackling global deforestation requires that the actors involved in global supply chains have the means to accurately verify the identity and geographic source of both timber and deforestation-related agricultural commodities. This event will share with participants how World Forest ID is the critical missing piece to bring these technologies to scale. Participants will learn more about the work of World Forest ID, the science behind and application of these technologies, and how participants can become involved in building the world’s most valuable treasure map

Speakers:

  • Meaghan Parker-Forney, WRI (Moderator)
  • Phil Guillery, Executive Director, World Forest ID
  • Victor Deklerck, Research Team Leader, World Forest ID-Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Emily Crumley, African and Eastern Europe Lead, FSC
  • Marysol Jaime-Arteaga, Latin America World Forest ID Program Manager, US Forest Service - International Programs

For more information, please contact Phil Guillery at phil.guillery@worldforestid.org.

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