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Tackling deforestation – David Hopkins and Saskia Ozinga

Forest certification has been pioneering and can play a role in reducing deforestation, but without proper regulation, its impacts will be limited or lost altogether. Accounting for 10 per cent of global greenhouse emissions caused by humans, deforestation affects ecosystems, wildlife, communities and the climate (Mongabay; National Geographic). “If tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank third in CO2 emissions”, behind ...

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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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