The Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN) Regional Workshop for Asia is taking place on 22-24 May 2019 in Beijing, China. The workshop is organized back-to-back with the IAWA–IUFRO International Symposium “Challenges and Opportunities for Updating Wood Identification” held on 20-22 May 2019.
Asia is a region with important timber producing countries like Indonesia and Vietnam. In the first case, Indonesia is the first, and currently the only, country in the world that is issuing FLEGT licensed timber. Likewise, Vietnam has recently signed its FLEGT VPA. Furthermore, China leads the list of top 10 timber importers based on their percentage of global import purchases. China has been setting up new legislation to promote legally sourced timber and timber products, addressing supply-chain actors both domestically and in timber source countries.
During the GTTN Regional Workshop, we aim at addressing these challenges by identifying needs for knowledge transfer and developing strategic partnerships. With regional and national stakeholders, we will also draft a joint roadmap towards the application of GTTN promoted technologies in the fight against illegal timber trade in Asian countries.
Please find the event concept note here.
Scientific participants are welcome to send abstracts for presentations or posters.
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GTTN brings specialists together to further develop a combination of innovative technologies like genetics, stable isotope analysis, mass spectrometry, NIRS and other methods with modern wood anatomy techniques to screen and/or validate the wood species and its origin.