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Open Letter to the President of SOLIDEO regarding the use of tropical timber

15.04.2021

Presided by Mrs. Anne Hidalgo, SOLIDEO is the French public establishment in charge of the Olympic works for Paris 2024. Several organizations of the forestry and wood industry have come together to sign a letter to the attention of this public establishment, alerting it to the consequences of the exclusion of exotic and boreal wood from the construction of the Olympic Village.

 

 

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This letter is published here.

It is signed by the president of our association, ATIBT, jointly with Le Commerce du Bois (LCB), the Union des Industries du Panneau Contreplaqué (UIPC), the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) and the Union des Métiers du Bois (UMB).

ATIBT will follow with great attention the follow-up given to this request, and has already shared this letter with many institutions such as ITTO, COMIFAC, AFD, PPECF, FFEM and many Ministries concerned by this decision of SOLIDEO. We will keep you informed of the follow-up to this letter, which encourages responsible initiatives for sustainable forest management, a source of development in many countries.

The ATIBT will always encourage the use of certified tropical wood.

Download the letter to SOLIDEO