The two-day conference will assemble participants from governments, private sector management, civil society, sustainability initiatives and development organisations around the world to identify options for alliances between public and private sector on sustainable forest management in the tropics in order to increase the market share of sustainable wood products and preserve the remaining tropical forests.
On the 1st conference day key note speeches and two high level panel discussions will discuss
During the 2nd conference day participants will break into working groups to engage in in-depth discussions on practical approaches and ways forward to implement sustainable forest management and competitive trading of verified sustainable timber.
We look forward to an exciting and inspiring conference and would kindly like to ask you to mark the dates in your calendar. More detailed information on the conference programme, venue and registration will be available soon.
Ms Birgit Joussen
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Email: Birgit.Joussen at bmz.bund point de
Mr Stefan Essel
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Email: forests at giz point de