News  |  11.10.2019

Invitation: the 6th annual European STTC Conference Exploring pathways to verified sustainable tropical timber

A European Networking Event Wednesday November 20 2019, Berlin (Germany).

The European timber sector has focused on both ensuring its sources of supply are legal and on growing market share for verified sustainable tropical wood.

The Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) 2019 Conference looks at how these dual efforts can interrelate to increase verified sustainable timber supply and demand and how STTC tools can support the process.

The 2019 STTC Conference is centered around two themes:

  • tropical timber promotion and tools that support the increase of verified sustainable tropical timber supply and demand

  • how verified sustainable forest management can build on regional and national initiatives, such as the EU FLEGT VPA programme and Verified Sourcing Areas.

Join the conference to learn from the experience of companies, trade federations, NGOs and certification schemes, and share best practices with other delegates. The STTC conference will be connected to the International Hardwood Conference that takes place on November 21 and 22 at the same venue in Berlin. Both events will also be excellent occasions to network with buyers, suppliers and the wider rainforest commodity sector.

Learn about

  • best practices of the use of verified sustainable tropical timber promotion and sales tools
  • latest data on European verified sustainable tropical timber market share
  • verified sourcing areas
  • the complementary, but distinctive roles of legality and sustainability verification
  • the impact of certification on the wider landscape
  • the importance of forests and the use of verified sustainable timber to meet the Paris climate Agreement

Participants and speakers

The Conference will gather STTC partners and participants, timber trade federations, timber traders, concession holders, policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholders. The conference will be moderated by popular long-term STTC conference facilitator Peter Woodward.

Practicalities

The conference is free of charge and will be held in Berlin. More information on the programme will follow soon. Online registration is open. The conference takes place just before the International Hardwood Conference at the same venue, with a shared drink and enabling delegates to attend both events. More information on the International Hardwood Conference can be found via www.ihc2019.berlin.