Five years of experience with EU Timber Regulation to be debated at Conference in Hamburg
On 8-9 October 2018, the Thünen Institute and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture will be holding the conference “Timber Trade and Forest Conservation – Five years of experience with the EU Timber Trade Regulation and the Thünen Competence Center” in Hamburg, Germany.
The event will look back at the past five years since the launch of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in 2013, examining the developments in timber legality and forests conservation.
The debate will involve major organisations active in the fields of Timber Trade such as Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and European Commission (in the framework of the FLEGT plan).
“Timber trade and the conservation of forests are closely interrelated,” explain the organisers. “Although the main cause of the still serious forest destruction worldwide is the conversion of forest to the production of agricultural commodities, the fight against illegal logging remains of high importance.”
“In 2013 the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) came completely into effect and the ‘Thuenen Centre of Competence on the Origin of Timber’ was founded. 2018 it is time to look back on the experiences learnt so far and to discuss how to proceed successfully.”
The conference programme is available here.
Please register via www.bmel.de/eutr2018