Holding the line and moving forward: roots for green recovery
19 November 2020 – Online Conference
The online Conference attracted a worldwide audience of 150. The core theme was the growing understanding that, to tackle the environmental crisis more broadly, society globally needs to adopt a circular bioeconomic model, a core element of which is greater and more efficient use of sustainably produced natural raw materials. It’s a view recently given greater currency, with post-pandemic economic reconstruction seen as a major opportunity to accelerate this transition. Sustainable tropical timber supply, said speakers, must be presented as integral to achieving this ‘green recovery’ and the bioeconomic switch.
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|8.30||Platform is open|
|Participants are encouraged to login early and enjoy a virtual networking coffee with other participants|
|Welcome speech by Willem Klaassens - IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative|
|9.10||Key note Session - Circular economy - roots for green recovery|
|Introduction by Jeroen Nagel (circular economy expert, Rijkswaterstaat - responsible agency for the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands), followed by presentations from Lee White (Minister of Water and Forestry, Gabon) and Hugo Schally (Head of Sustainable production, products and consumption, DG Environment) followed by a panel discussion.
|10.20||Session - Coping with the COVID-19 challenge|
|11.10||Break and networking|
|11.30||Session - Innovation in forest certification|
|12:30||Session - Next steps and STTC post-2020|
|Presentation of the outline of STTC’s post 2020 strategy|
|Call for action by Lee White - Minister of Water and Forestry, Gabon (watch recording)|