Agroforestry Meeting in Nogent-sur-Marne

In connection with the city of sustainable development (Cité du developpement durable, CDD), an agroforestry meeting will be held on October 22 in Nogent-sur-Marne with various actors of the CDD engaged on this topic.

Forest Legality Week – Washington

Building on the tradition of “Washington Forest Legality Week” that WRI hosted last year, they 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.

Conference STTC : Using data to drive market share

The conference focuses on data collection. There will be sessions on why data collection is important, how data can be collected and how to create support for data collection. Next to this, an update on the STTC will be part of the day. The conference will be under the expert guidance of moderator Peter Woodward of Quest Associates.

11th Forest Governance Forum Brazzaville

The 11th Forest Governance Forum will be held from 30- 31 October 2018 in Brazzaville. It is the first forum to be held under the EU-funded CV4C project.
The FGF, modelled along the well-known Chatham House bi-annual Illegal Logging Update meetings aims to contribute to the wider aims of the CV4C project through experience sharing, networking and raising awareness, and raising the profile of FLEGT-VPA, land use change, REDD+, participatory forestry and other relevant policy processes in the Congo Basin.

COPIL Dynaffor in Bangui

The next COPIL Dynaffor will take place in Bangui from 5 to 11 November with a field visit to Mbaïki.

44th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council and Associated Sessions of the Committees

The Fifty-fourth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and the Associated Sessions of the four Committees are scheduled to be convened in Yokohama, Japan, from 5 to 9 November 2018.
Please note that the official closing of the 54th ITTC will be on Thursday, 8 November 2018, with a fieldtrip to be offered to all delegates on Friday, 9 November 2018. The fieldtrip has been organized jointly with the City of Yokohama and is considered part of the 54th ITTC. All delegates are invited and encouraged to participate.

Logs grader training

The next training will be held in La Rochelle from November 5th to 9th.

The training courses are carried out over 5 days alternating theory and practice and ending with an examination allowing referencing (if successful) trainee as a grader on the ATIBT website. This training guarantees that the trainee understands the recognition, the cubing and the qualification of the logs.

The registration formalities, rates and other information are described on the training page of our website.

Sustainable Landscapes Conference in Londres

The Sustainable Landscapes Conference will take place in London the 6-7th November with the support of the Innovation forum.

The 4 tracks of the conference are : Land, Forests, Farmers, Tech & Innovation.

The topic “Forests” will break down the challenges faced in removing deforestation from company supply chains, and look at the steps necessary for business to reach 2020 targets.

For more informations :

Global Sustainbale Hardwood Trade Conference in Nanxun, China

28th Global Forum on Forest Governance

The annual event, previously known as the ‘Illegal Logging Update & Stakeholder Consultation Meeting’, brings together 250 people from across the forest sector, and provides an opportunity to share information, network and discuss options for addressing key issues.

This year’s event will include sessions on the shifting tropical timber trade context, an update on Voluntary Partnership Agreements, illegal logging in Ukraine, Korean forest law, the use of isotopes in tracking supply chains and the issue of conflict timber.

Also on the agenda is a session on monitoring in the forest sector, with an update on the Chatham House ‘Indicators of Illegal Logging’ Project and our future research plans.

Global Wood Flooring Conference in Nanxun, China

PEFC week 2018 in Geneva

The PEFC Week will take place in Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva from the 12th to the 16th Novembre.

More informations : Overview agenda 2018 PEFC Week

Launch of the City of Sustainable Development in Nogent-sur-Marne

IMM Trade Consultation in Berlin organised with support of GD Holz

The third IMM Trade Consultation is at Verbändehaus in Berlin from 10 am to 2:30 pm . The event is organised with GD Holz, the German timber trade federation.

The workshops will deal with:

  • Trends in the European tropical timber sector – background, reasons and solutions
  • Recognising priorities and purchase dynamics for tropical wood products. Assessing how supply chain relationships develop and the relevance or impact of FLEGT licences.
  • FLEGT & “sustainability” – European timber procurement policies/sustainable timber definitions and their recognition of FLEGT

Registration is free of charge and open to private companies and associations.

For more information, contact IMM Lead Consultant, Sarah Storck, at

8th Meeting of CBFP Parties

The 18th Meeting of Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) will take place on 27 and 28 November 2018 in Brussels in Belgium. Held every year, the Meeting of CBFP Parties is the highest decision-making body of the CBFP and will convene Heads of State, ministers and senior multilateral officials from around the world. Reflecting the diversity of stakeholders making up the CBFP’s 107 members, the meeting will also attract participants from international organizations, multilateral partners, civil society organizations, indigenous peoples, Youth, Women, the media, academia and the scientific community, universities/scholars, foundations and the private sector.

The high-level Meeting of CBFP Parties will be organized by the CBFP Facilitation with the financial support of the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union and Germany. It is expected to be a major event with close to 400 participants coming together to celebrate past achievements, and discuss and share views on a variety of topics relating to conservation of biodiversity, wildlife, the fight against climate change, sustainable management of Congo Basin forests as well as local development of the Congo Basin people.

The 18th Meeting of CBFP Parties thus offers a unique opportunity to share knowledge, ideas and solutions to some of the most pressing environmental issues in the Congo Basin with implications for the whole planet.

4th World Congress on Agroforestry

Taking place every 5 years, the 4th World Congress on agroforestry will be held in Montpellier on May 2019. Organised by the Cirad and INRA, with Agropolis International and Montpellier University of Excellence, it will address a wide range of key agroforestry research issues. The objective of the Congress is to contribute to the strengthening of agroforestry science and practice in order to provide opportunities for strengthening links between science, society and policy and to bridge the science-policy gap.