Building on the tradition of “Washington Forest Legality Week” that WRI hosted last year, we are pleased to announce that WRI will host the second Washington Forest Legality Week, October 23-25, with the generous support and cooperation of the U.S. Forest Service.
Washington Forest Legality Week is intended to enable dialogue and inspire action and partnerships to more effectively implement and monitor timber trade legality and due diligence measures. It is a multi-stakeholder, international event, drawing stakeholders from governments, the private sector, civil society, the scientific community, and service providers such as timber certification bodies. The main meeting will take place over three days, and is designed to accommodate a range of side meetings and interactions convened during the entire week by partner organizations.
This year’s tentative agenda includes panels on the Congo Basin, focusing on the private sector and on independent monitoring; the use of blockchain technologies for supply chain management; forest landscape restoration and legality concerns in Latin America; early warning remote sensing systems for illegal logging; shifting source countries for wood products, the related risks, and the implications for due diligence; and illegalities in Eastern European timber supplies.
James A. Harmon Conference Center
10 G Street NE, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20002
The registration link is here