Mainstream responsibly produced timber
Evaluations conducted by the World Bank and the UNEP conclude that sustainable forest management is an effective way to combat deforestation. Therefore, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative initiated this coalition. Stout: "We strive to bring responsibly produced tropical timber from niche to mainstream by increasing the demand for responsibly produced tropical timber. Thus we contribute to the survival of the forests and ensuring a viability supply of tropical timber.”
Minister Sharon Dijksma of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs: “I am very happy we succeeded in bringing together so many partners from the private and public sector to work on the same goal: sustainable tropical forest management. This coalition is a support for the EU action plan on combating illegal timber trade and contributes to the goals of the International Tropical Timber Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity.”
The European STTC is linked to initiatives that work closely with the local stakeholders, companies, governments and certification schemes such as FSC to stimulate tropical forest management.
For more information:
Contact Marijke Popma, Senior Communication Manager
(+31)0641 767 811
Source: IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative