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Ökobilanzen Nützlich für die Laubholzwirtschaft

Holz-Zentralblatt | Freitag, 6 Dezember 2019 | nummer 49 Akteure der Laubholzwirtschaft aus Europa und einzelne auch von anderen Kontinenten trafen sich am 20. und 21. November in Berlin zu zwei Konferenzen: zur Europäischen Konferenz der Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) und zur “International Hardwood Conference- IHC”. Es gab Überschneidungen bei Teilnehmern, Referenten und Fragestellungen. […]

Unlocking Sustainable Tropical Timber Market Growth Through Data

Between 25% and 32% of the primary tropical timber imported into the EU28 was exposed to sustainable timber certification, reveals the latest Probos and GTF Tropical Timber Market Data report. There exist great room for improvement and this number demands decisive action by all stakeholders. The  seven main importing countries (Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Italy, United […]

Green supply chain network launches at Shanghai Forum

The creation of an international, pan-industry coalition to enhance forests’ multiple values and drive forest and timber sector legality and sustainability was agreed at the recent forum, Together Towards Global Green Supply Chains. Another outcome of the Shanghai meeting was a cooperative agreement between organisations representing Asian and European businesses active in the Gabon forest […]

Sustainable tropical timber – a shared goal

New speakers have been announced for the STTC 2019 Conference, Exploring pathways to sustainable tropical timber. The November 20 event in Berlin also looks like attracting a capacity audience, with over a 100 registrations from across Europe and timber supplier countries. Latest confirmed speakers include Jesse Kuijper of the Borneo Initiative who will look at […]

Gabon incentivized to save forests and cut emissions

Gabon is set to receive $150 million over ten years for cutting emissions from forest degradation and deforestation and for the CO2 sequestration of its natural forests. The deal, under the UN REDD+ programme, was brokered with the country by the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) on behalf of funder Norway. It was announced by […]

EU governments take diverse approach on timber procurement

A study on the emphasis on legality and sustainability verification in EU member state public timber procurement policies highlights that sustainability certification is what most require of suppliers. At the same time, it emphasizes the wide diversity of approaches in this area. The report has been produced by the EU FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM). […]

Award-winning film shows forest management supporting biodiversity

A documentary featuring STTC and Fair & Precious partner Interholco, which highlights how sustainable forest management in the Republic of Congo can incentivise forest and habitat conservation has won Germany’s prestigious Nature Film Prize. In ‘Paradise Preserved: Congo – Protecting the Gorilla Forests’ , which was produced by Thomas Weidenbach for tv channel ARTE, film-makers […]

Civil engineering projects highlight tropical timber performance

Two major new infrastructure projects in the Netherlands demonstrate the technical potential and carbon benefits of tropical timber in marine civil engineering. In Zeewolde harbour, a series of six giant lock gates have been installed, all in FSC-certified azobé. In total, the gates comprise 74m3 of timber, with the largest 4m wide and 10m high. […]

STTC site develops as sustainable tropical timber hub

The Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition has relaunched its website, www.europeansttc.com, developing its role as an information hub on sustainable timber procurement and the benefits it delivers in underpinning sustainable tropical forest management. The revised STTC site sets out its objectives to increase EU demand for verified sustainable tropical  timber through communicating its technical and environmental […]