Washington Forest Legality Week 2018 is intended to enable dialogue and inspire action and partnerships to more effectively implement and monitor timber trade legality and due diligence measures. It is a multi-stakeholder, international event, drawing stakeholders from governments, the private sector, civil society, the scientific community, and service providers such as timber certification bodies.
The agenda includes panels on the Congo Basin, focusing on the private sector and on independent monitoring; the use of blockchain technologies for supply chain management; forest landscape restoration and legality concerns in Latin America; early warning remote sensing systems for illegal logging; shifting source countries for wood products, the related risks, and the implications for due diligence; and illegalities in Eastern European timber supplies.
During the first Forest Legality Week hosted by the World Resources Institute last year, GTTN held its first working groups meeting. Three parallel workshops took place to discuss and to evolve strategies for the GTTN Working Groups. Read more here.