Highlights and images for 6 November 2018



Highlights for Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director, ITTO

Discussions on the morning of the second day of ITTC-54 focused on progress in implementing the Biennial Work Programme (BWP) for 2018-2019. The discussions highlighted a number of project reports as well as new initiatives, including:

  • A World Bank report on incentives for green-growth value chain investments in tropical forests;
  • An initiative to establish legal and sustainable forest product supply chains at the international level involving leading Chinese timber companies;
  • Preliminary findings from the 2017-2018 Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation;
  • Collaboration between ITTO and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); and,
  • Revision of the ITTO Restoration Guidelines.
  • In the afternoon, during the joint session of the Committees, delegates received the Report of the 53rd Expert Panel for Technical Appraisal of Project Proposals and engaged with the ITTO Annual Market Discussion, organized by the Trade Advisory Group (TAG). It was followed by a launch event for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Forests and Legal and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Mekong Region.The day closed with meetings of the Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA) and Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF).

    IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis from ITTC-54.

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    Council Session
    Bruno Mfou'ou Mfou'ou, Cameroon
    Gerhard Breulmann, ITTO Secretariat
    Katharina Kuehmayer, and Yves-Marie Leonet, EU
    Emmanuelle Maire and Argyro Zerva, EU
    Steven Johnson, ITTO Secretariat
    Werner Kornexl, World Bank
    Matthias Schwoerer, Germany
    Emma Hatcher, Australia
    Frances Maplesden, ITTO Consultant
    Jürgen Blaser, ITTO Consultant
    Jorge Mario Rodríguez-Zúñiga, Costa Rica
    Jennifer Conje, US
    Delegates from Peru during the Council Session
    Annual Market Discussion
    Jobst-Michael Schröder, CRF Vice-Chair, ITTC-54
    Benoît Jobbé-Duval, Association Technique Internationale des Bois (ATIBT), France
    Meng Qian, Chinese Academy of Forestry
    Françoise van de Ven, Secretary-General, Industrial Forestry Trade Union, Gabon
    Eric de Munck, Netherlands Timber Trade Association/ Timber Information Centre
    Ngo Sy Hoai, Secretary-General, Vietnam Forester Club
    Cindy Squires, Executive Director, International Wood Products Association
    Gleisson Omar Tagliari, Mato Grosso State Timber Production and Exportation Industries Center (CIPEM)
    Launching Activity
    Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director, ITTO, and Matthias Schwoerer, Germany, launching the project on Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Forests and Legal and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Mekong Region

    Group photo following the launch of the project
    Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management
    From L-R: Young Tae Choi, ITTO Secretariat; Hwan Ok-Ma, ITTO Secretariat; Committee Chair Dambis Kaip, Papua New Guinea; Committee Vice-Chair Jobst-Michael Schröder, Germany; and Polycarpe Masupa Kambale, ITTO Secretariat
    Makino Yamanoshita, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    Marjukka Mähönen, Finland
    Committee on Finance and Administration
    From L-R: Simon Kawaguchi, ITTO Secretariat; Committee Chair Luke Thompson, US; Committee Vice-Chair Jorge Mario Rodríguez-Zúñiga, Costa Rica; and Sheamala Satkuru, ITTO Secretariat
    Around the Venue
    "Keragaman Hayati Hutan Tropis" (Tropical Forests Biodiversity), wood carving presented to the ITTO by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.


    Negotiating blocs
    European Union