FAO is launching a public online consultation to gather opinions from a broad range of stakeholders on the development of a set of Guiding Legal Elements (GLEs) for forest management, and timber production and trade. These Elements will form the framework for an online FAO database (Timber-Lex) that will catalogue forest-related legislation for timber trading countries.
The initiative is part of a Japanese-funded project with a focus on increasing understanding of the components of timber legality across the production and supply chains and of generating greater and easier access to information on national legislation.
FAO is calling for broad input to help shape its latest initiative to combat illegal logging and related trade.
The consultation is active from 29 July to 29 August 2019and is available in English, French and Spanish.