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Global Forests Need Global Governance

Tue 9 Nov 2021, 2pm - 8pm

Celebrate the launch of the Global Forests need Global Governance Accord, following its debut in COP26.

Join the live stream of the event here.

Join in on a day session where the FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) will share findings from its work tracking timber market legality assurance development and impacts on trade flows. This will be followed by an evening networking opportunity for you to hear from global experts behind 'Global Forests need Global Governance'

This is a hybrid event where attendees can join in-person or online.

Managed by the International Tropical Timber Organisation and funded by the EU, the Independent Market Monitor (IMM) was set up as an integral part of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade initiative. Its job is to gauge market impacts and perceptions of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements and FLEGT Licensing, set in the context of wider trends in the international tropical timber sector. The outcomes – trade surveys, reports and special studies – inform the development of FLEGT. They are also available to the timber trade on the IMM’s open access website,

The World of Wood Festival event will feature presentations by IMM Trade Analyst Rupert Oliver on latest tropical timber market trends and from Lead Consultant Sarah Storck on findings and recommendations from four years of IMM trade perception surveys and sectoral studies.

Consultant George White will discuss key findings from his recent report on legality assurance in international paper sector procurement.

A feedback session will give participants the chance to quiz speakers, provide feedback on IMM activities and outputs and make recommendations for future monitoring of market legality regulation impacts in the timber and other forest risk commodity trades.


Register to attend here.


Event Timings

14:00 - 15:30: FLEGT IMM session

15:30 -16:00: Break / networking

16:00 - 18:00: TDUK Session

18:00 - 20:00:Drinks / Launch


Who should attend?

This event is open to all, but will be of particular interest to those who work within the built environment, tropical forest environments, climate policy or in sustainable trade.



This event is part of the World of Wood Festival - a six-week celebration of global timber and global forests takes place from 25 October to 3 December 2021 at the Building Centre, and virtually around the world. 


The World of Wood was devised and coordinated by the UK Timber Trade Federation and CEI-Bois, representing European woodworking industries; the team has created an alliance of over 40 separate associations, organisations, businesses and campaigns representing global forest growth and development, engineered mass timber and wood-based products from Indonesia to Ghana, Australia, North America and China. 

This initiative is also supported by UK Aid, under the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s FGMC programme (Forest Governance, Markets and Climate). 

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