Macao : Global Legal and Sustainable Timber Forum 2023 on the theme “Connect, Cooperate and Share to Promote the Recovery of the Global Tropical Timber Market”


On November 21 and 22, the 2023 World Forum on Legal and Sustainable Timber will be held in Macao, China. The forum aims to increase networking, collaboration and business exchange among timber industry stakeholders—producers, buyers, processors and market players—with a view to promoting sustainable forest management, creating legal and sustainable wood product supply chains, facilitating the legal and sustainable use and trade of wood products in a stable, transparent and predictable business environment, and contributing to sustainable development and climate-change mitigation.


ATIBT members are invited to attend this event if they wish.


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Specifically, the forum will:

  • Raise the profile of productive forests and their contributions to sustainable development and climate-change mitigation.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for the recovery of the global wood industry.
  • Review the role of the wood products sector in global supply chains and its contributions to sustainable development and climate-change mitigation.
  • Discuss issues relating to sustainable forest management and deforestation-free practices within the framework of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the CPF initiative, Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World.
  • Promote the sustainable production and consumption of legal and sustainable wood and other forest products in international and domestic markets.
  • Review advanced technologies and machinery for timber processing and production.
  • Discuss green finance, blockchain-based technologies and other tools to improve legal and sustainable timber supply chains.
  • Make recommendations to promote partnerships for further building legal and sustainable timber supply chains


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