Brazilian Coalition promotes the event ‘Legal timber and corporate policies’ during TFA 2020

 

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Side event of The Second General Assembly of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 – 20th March, 15:00 – 17:00 at the Hotel Royal Tulip Brasilia, Room N

The Tropical Forest Economy Workgroup of Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture (Coalizao Brasil Clima, Florestas e Agricultura) is pleased to announce it’s participation to The Second General Assembly of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 side event.

Access: Open for public upon registration here

Overview

The tropical timber buyer’s market plays an important role in the process of deforestation in the Amazon. On one hand, several studies point out that illegal logging is the initial stage of deforestation in the Amazon, in a cycle where the proceeds from the sale of illegal timber are used to finance clearcutting for agriculture, livestock or real estate speculation. At the same time, the sustainable management of tropical forests create value for standing forests and preventing its conversion to other land uses.

The event’s purpose is to introduce tracking and certification tools that help buyers of tropical timber to verify whether the origin of their raw material is from legal and/or sustainable sources and to promote legality in the tropical timber sector.

BVRio’s presentation will describe the use of big data for screening legality in timber supply chains and demonstrating it Due Diligence and Risk Assessment system and tools. This system was launched in 2015, and has been used by enforcement agencies and traders worldwide. To date, the system was used more than 12,000 times to scan over US$ 1 billion worth of timber products.

Agenda

Introduction about Forest Economy Workgroup of Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture – Jeanicolau Lacerda and Leonardo Sobral

Facilitation: Aline Tristão, FSC Brasil

Certification in tropical forests to create value against deforestation – John Hontelez, FSC International
Big Data, due diligence and the Responsible Timber Exchange – Mauricio Moura Costa, BVRio
Legal timber and corporate policies: challenges and perspectives of industry self-regulation towards legality – Marco Lentini, WWF
Monitoring timber flows in the Amazon – Leonardo Sobral, Imaflora
The impact of illegal production of tropical timber on national and international markets – Jeanicolau Simone de Lacerda – Precious Wood

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