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Government must show ambition in Spending Review

The Confederation of Business Industries has put out a series of policy recommendations on the actions government can take to drive a sustainable, low-carbon recovery from the pandemic. Included in the recommendations is the extension of the Green Homes Grant. This comes amid a flurry of submissions on the Comprehensive Spending Review, and joins a chorus of voices calling for the extension ...

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Meet our Climate Conversations judges

With just over five weeks to go until our Conversations about Climate Change competition closes (24th August), we announce our exciting, expert judging panel carefully selected with the Building Centre.  Conversations about Climate Change, a collaboration between the Timber Trade Federation and the Building Centre in London tasks architects, designers and craftspeople with creating innovative, playful and thought-provoking designs using ...

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Challenging Stereotypes

Encouraging support of the FLEGT Action Plan & their Climate Conversations Competition, the TTF are striving to challenge stereotypes about tropical timber. Timber is the world’s leading renewable, low-carbon construction material. The Timber Trade Federation and its members lead the standard of Trusted Timber, demonstrating that responsible procurement is at the heart of a low-carbon future and promoting best practices across ...

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Join the Climate Conversation

“The climate emergency remains one of the biggest threats we face”. Essential, sustainable change and mitigation requires a global conversations and effort. Today (1st July), marks the start of London Climate Action Week (LCAW), ‘harnessing the power of London for global climate action’. This, now digital event, will prioritise green recovery, housing world-leading experts and policy makers for post COVID-19 climate ...

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UK TTF gets creative in FLEGT communication

The UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched a competition for designers, architects and craftspeople to create furniture, sculptures, interior design and other functional products using exclusively tropical timber from FLEGT VPA partner countries. The design contest, being run in association with the London Building Centre, is called Conversations about Climate Change and forms part of the TTF’s pan-European FLEGT communication drive. This aims ...

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CIFOR Report: FLEGT-VPA impacts for improved FLEGT communications

The VPA process has contributed to improvements and progress even without two of the countries having issued any FLEGT licenses to date. Established in 2003, the EU’s Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan has been instrumental in curbing illegal production of and trade in illegal timber. Central to the EU FLEGT Action Plan are Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs), legally ...

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FLEGT: More than a trading license

FLEGT is more than a trading license. It reflects a country-wide process committed to sustainably managing forests and the timber they produce, closing the door on illegal logging and its devastating impacts. “FLEGT licence is much more than just a piece of paper attesting to legality. It is a product of painstaking, multi-stakeholder processes and technical systems development”, Chris Beeko. Forest ...

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Timber Trade Federation launches ‘Conversations About Climate Change’

The UK Timber Trade Federation announce the start of their ‘Conversations about Climate Change’ Design Competition, in collaboration with the Building Centre.  Conversations about Climate Change is a specially commissioned design competition, exhibition, and events series providing a platform for urgent climate debates. The Timber Trade Federation, in association with the Building Centre, will showcase winning designs in tropical timbers from ...

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The positive social and environmental impact of material specification

The role of material specification in helping designers achieve a positive social and environmental impact is something most are now beginning to understand.  This is good news. Timber already has the lowest carbon footprint of any mainstream building material, and specifiers can look for a range of chain-of-custody and certification schemes to give assurance over the wider social and environmental ...

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Global forestry sector comes together to fight illegal logging

More than 50 global stakeholders from businesses, NGOs, trade bodies and government representatives came together on 4-5 March at Goodenough College, London to combat illegal logging. Protecting and growing the world’s forests is essential to overcoming global challenges like climate change, and this is recognised by the Department for International Development (DfID) in their Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) ...

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