June 2021 Message from Lead Consultant
Tropical trade trends and FLEGT profile – IMM webinar June 24
Tropical timber trade trends through the pandemic and the latest on FLEGT, including UK promotion of the initiative, are topics of an Independent Market Monitor (IMM) webinar on June 24.
The IMM’s mandate is to monitor trade impacts and perceptions of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) and market performance of FLEGT-licensed timber in the EU and UK.
The webinar will feature its analysis of the tropical trade over the last 12 months and the effect of the COVID-19 health crisis on supply and demand.
It will also include a summary of recommendations and conclusions around the FLEGT initiative from four years of IMM market surveys and trade consultations.
A key point voiced by the trade in IMM studies is the need to raise the market profile and awareness of FLEGT. The UK Timber Trade Federation is among the most active players in promotion of the initiative and will outline the initiatives and impacts of its FLEGT communications programme to date and plans for the future.
When: June 24 2021, 10 am-12 noon CET
Where: Zoom – sign up here
Welcome and introduction – Steve Johnson, ITTO
Tropical timber market trends – Rupert Oliver, IMM
Four years of IMM surveys – highlights, conclusions and recommendations – Sarah Storck, IMM
Promoting FLEGT-licensed timber – David Hopkins, UK TTF