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Timber Transformer

5 Feb–15 May 2018

Timber Transformer was an exhibition at the Building Centre from Monday 5 February to Friday 27 April 2018.

Timber Transformer told the story of a 15-year journey to change the political, social, economic and environmental landscape of Indonesian forestry.

The show examined the diplomatic agreements and country-wide process that culminated in Indonesia becoming the first country to issue a newly formed FLEGT licence* designed to trace the origins of tropical timber. The show highlighted how a transformation of the tropical timber industry can impact forest communities, local habitats, global economies and sustainability on an international scale.

Find out more about the need for tackling illegal logging practices, and the potential to create a market for timber products that is in harmony with people and the planet here.  


The Built Environment Trust would like to thank the Timber Trade Federation, UKaid, the Multi-stakeholder Forestry Programme (Indonesia) and the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry for the information and support that made this exhibition possible.

* Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licence acts as a guarantee that the timber and timber products you purchase have come from well-managed, well-regulated forests and supply chains.


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