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SVLK Sustainability Credentials Stressed 08 April, 2022
Indonesia’s development and rebrand of its timber legality assurance system is seen as potentially adding value to FLEGT, writes consultant editor Mike Jeffree
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The Bumpy Road to Net Zero
Friday, April 08, 2022 The UK panel industry is in the forefront of decarbonisation, but still faces challenges ahead, writes Wood Panel Industries Federation director-general Alastair Kerr
Trade supply relationships more important than ever after Ukraine conflict threatens stability
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 No sooner had Covid-19 restrictions dropped then war breaks out in eastern Europe.
Festival of hope
Thursday, January 27, 2022 The World of Wood Festival showcased how developing timber’s market potential can contribute to forest maintenance and climate change mitigation, reports Timber Trade Federation FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
COP26 could have done better
Thursday, January 27, 2022 New initiatives were announced at COP26, but some didn’t live up to the fanfare, according to Chiara Vitali, forest governance campaigner at forests and rights NGO, Fern
Global forests need global governance
Friday, December 10, 2021 Timber Trade Federation chief executive David Hopkins explains why legal governance of forests and forest supply chains must be a priority
Rising to the challenges of 2021 and beyond
Friday, December 10, 2021 Sarah Virgo, campaign manager at Wood for Good, says the industry must make the most of the recent buzz around wood
Carbon takes centre stage
Friday, December 10, 2021 The issue of carbon has been extremely prominent in the media these last few weeks.
Coming to the defence of FLEGT
Thursday, September 30, 2021 Recent comments from the EC arising from the ‘Fitness check’ on the EUTR and FLEGT have cast doubts on the latter’s future, but Republic of Congo minister of forest economy Rosalie Matondo says we must build on this ground-breaking timber trade initiative, not undermine it
Back the COP26 timber beacon
Thursday, September 30, 2021 The UK timber industry has an unparalleled opportunity at COP26 to persuade decision makers that using wood is key to combating the climate crisis. But, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders Merchant, a project to make timber’s case to the climate conference needs funding
Log exports threaten europe’s sawmills
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Rising exports of logs from Europe are risking the future of sawmills across the continent says Nicolas Douzain, director of France’s National Timber Federation

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