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In conversation with Tom Wilson, Curio Studio

Tom Wilson, designer of  ‘Forest Dwellers’ – everyone’s forever, eye-catching, loveable African animals – talks to the Timber Trade Federation on his design idea and wider sustainability inspirations. Tom Wilson started Curio Studio in 2013, as a practicing architect “born out of a desire to practice a more complete creating process, enabling design and making to inform one another, in ...

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EUFLEGT Resources

Our Conversations about Climate Change competition, exhibition and event series has communicating the FLEGT message at its heart – but what is FLEGT? Forests and their importance for our survival and the planets cannot be underestimated. Over two billion people around the globe rely on forests for an array of services – shelter, food, water, livelihoods and fuel security. They ...

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Everything you wanted to know about FLEGT

Answering questions generated through our Conversations about Climate Change competition, exhibition and event series, David Hopkins divulges into ‘Everything you wanted to know about FLEGT but were afraid to ask’. Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) is the EU’s Action Plan to eradicate illegal logging and associated trade. Working with fifteen tropical countries to establish their own country specific laws, ...

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Tropical forests & misconceptions

Forests have incredible importance for the future of our planets health and climate change mitigation – at the TTF we are trying to tackle misconceptions of tropical timbers. Tropical forests have an incredible importance for climate and emissions reductions, which leads this natural resource to being one of the greatest climate change mitigation strategies we have. These forests can provide ...

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FLEGT Explained

Illegal logging and associated trade is one of the biggest environmental threats, which the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan aims to tackle and eradicate. FLEGT – The EU’s Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan to the problem of illegal logging and associated trade, is one unfamiliar by most. With an incredible potential for the future ...

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In conversation: Tropical timber & FLEGT

Last month (August 2020), ACAN’s Kat Scott conversed with David Hopkins on climate change and tropical timber ahead of the Timber Trade Federation’s Conversations about Climate Change exhibition. Shedding light on the importance of governance in tropical forests and particularly focusing on the FLEGT (EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan) framework – David Hopkins, set out the ...

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Conversations about climate change winners

The Timber Trade Federation’s Conversations about Climate Change competition – promoting the EU FLEGT Action Plan and the importance of specifying with timber for the climate emergency – is evolving smoothly. The Timber Trade Federation’s Conversations about Climate Change design competition, encouraged designers, architects, specifiers and craftspeople to consider their role of timber specifications for the climate emergency and how ...

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Announcing the winners – Conversationalists

We proudly announce the winners of Conversations about Climate Change, which will be exhibited at the Building Centre in London throughout November. Following an incredibly tough judging session on the 2nd September, we are extremely proud to announce the winners of Conversations about Climate Change. The competition set the challenge for designers, architects and makers to design an object that ...

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Conversations about climate change : CLOSED

The Timber Trade Federation’s Conversations about Climate Change design competition in collaboration with the Building Centre, has now closed. We announce the closure of our Conversations about Climate Change design competition – in collaboration with the Building Centre, supported by the UK Government Department for International Development. Conversations about Climate Change, a design competition setting architects, designers and craftspeople the challenge of ...

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Republic of Congo’s new forest law

The Republic of Congo has passed a new Forest Law to preserve its’ forests in an effective way and ensure greater sustainable management. This law was approved by Parliament in April, but details have just been made public. The Congo Basin, 3.7 million square kilometres’ accounts for 70% of Africa’s forest cover and is the second largest tropical rainforest area ...

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