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The 2nd Potomac Forum on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade

Event Overview

The 2nd Potomac Forum on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade

February 14, 2008

Washington, USA

The objective of this meeting is for participants to develop a better understanding of the issues, different perspectives and different initiatives currently being undertaken by governments, industry and NGOs. Ultimately, our goal is to foster a constructive network of stakeholders interested in working on this issue. The main focus will be on issues that are pertinent to U.S.-based organizations and markets. This can include international developments in both producer and manufacturing countries exporting to the U.S. (e.g. Indonesia, China) or consumer countries importing U.S.-produced wood products (e.g. China, Europe).











Resources


The U.S. Green Building Council
by Brendan Owens, Vice President, LEED Technical Development, U.S. Green Building Council 

 

Wood for Paper: Fiber Sourcing in the Global Pulp and Paper Industry (Commissioned by the America Forest & Paper Association)
by Al Goetzl, President, Seneca Creek Associates, LLC

 

Initiatives in Europe
by Julia Falconer, European Commission

 

Quebec Wood Export Bureau Auditing and Traceability System: A Canadian Commitment to Responsible Trade
by Carl-Eric Guertin, Responsible Trade Manager, Quebec Wood Export Bureau

 

Update on Bali and REDD
by Kate Hamilton, Associate Director, Ecosystem Marketplace

 

REDD and Forest Governance: Supply and Demand Perspectives
by Jade Saunders , FLEGT support team, European Forest Institute

 

China: PEFC Certification and the Combat against Illegal Logging
by Benson Yu, China Initiative Director, Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)

 

Legality Verification: What Should Voluntary Programs for the Private Sector Include?
by Jeff Hayward, Verification Services Manager, SmartWood Program

 

Citigroup’s Environmental and Social Risk Management Policy
by Courtney Lowrance, Vice-President for Environmental & Social Risk Management, Citigroup

 

Peru Free Trade Agreement: Impact and Challenges in the Peruvian Forest Sector
by Lucila Pautrat,  Peruvian Public Ombudsman’s Office (Defensoria del Pueblo)

 

Peru Free Trade Agreement: Impact and Challenges in the Peruvian Forest Sector (Spanish)
by Lucila Pautrat, Environmental & Forestry Specialist, Peruvian Public Ombudsman’s Office (Defensoria del Pueblo)

 

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