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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Forty-fifth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-45) & Associated Sessions of the Committees

9-14 November 2009 | Yokohama, Japan

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Highlights for Saturday, 14 November 2009
Chair Daniel Birchmeier, Switzerland (L), accepted his nomination as Chair of the ITTC for 2010, and thanked Michael Maue, Papua New Guinea (R), for his service as Chair for 2009.

On Saturday, the forty-fifth session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) concluded its discussions in Yokohama, Japan. In the morning, Producer and Consumer Groups met in separate caucus meetings, followed by a final Council session.
Several rounds of discussions were held throughout the day and into the evening concerning the location of the next Council session, and how to pay for the additional costs associated with holding the session outside of Yokohama. While Producer members proposed using funds from the Working Capital account (WCA), Consumer members wanted the funding to come from “future payment of arrears.” The Producers rejected this as a conditionality, but later agreed to compromise text allowing for the use of the WCA “as it is expected that the payment of arrears will replenish the WCA in 2010.” Consumer and Producer groups also agreed to hold ITTC-46 in Yokohama, and ITTC-47 in Guatemala.
Following brief closing statements and the election of new officers for 2010, the Chair closed the meeting at 9 pm.

ITTC-45 Council Session
David Brooks, US
James Gassana, Switzerland
Consumer Members discuss possible solutions to the question of how to fund Council sessions held outside of Yokohama
ITTC-45 Chair huddles with a group
Valeria Rigueira Losito and Carolina Costellini, Brazil
Around ITTC-45
Consumer Members discuss possible solutions to the question of how to fund Council sessions held outside of Yokohama
Photos provided by the ITTO Secretariat

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Related Links

ITTO resource
ITTC-45 General Information and Supporting Documents

General resources
The Convention on Biological Diversity: Programme on Forests
FAO Forestry
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests

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IISD RS coverage of ITTC-44,
3-8 November 2008, Yokohama, Japan
IISD RS coverage of ITTC-43, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan

IISD RS coverage of ITTC-42, 7-12 May 2007, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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