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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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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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In conversation with Kat Scott

2020 was meant to be the ‘year of climate action’ and super year for the climate and forests. At the Timber Trade Federation, we are eager to continue these much needed conversations. Our first ‘In Conversation with’ was with Kat Scott, Architects’ Climate Action Network coordinator. Kat facilitated discussion from ACAN, engaging with David Hopkins, CEO of the Timber Trade ...

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In conversation with…

As we reach the end of Conversations about Climate Change timber design competition, we announce the next stage of our FLEGT communications. 2020 was meant to be the ‘year of climate action’ and super year for the climate and forests. This was partly through the COP26 talks, scheduled to be held in Glasgow during November. David Hopkins, CEO of the Timber Trade Federation ...

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Alison Crowther : Optimism and responsible sourcing

“Keen to learn about safe timbers and to help communicate this to other designers and craftspeople” – Alison Crowther shares her views on responsible timber sourcing, designs for our Climate Competition and working with purpleheart. With a month to go until the Conversations about Climate Change competition closes (24th August), Alison Crowther shares some of her views on responsible sourcing, her designs for ...

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