TTF host key Spring exhibition on moves to beat illegal logging

In Blog by Trevor


The Timber Trade Federation -in conjunction with the Built Environment Trust – will be hosting‘Timber Transformer’, an exhibition at the Building Centre in London designed to promote the achievement of FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade) licensing in Indonesia. It will run from now up to the 28th March.

Explains TTF Head of Sustainability Mike Worrell,“Thanks to the launch of the FLEGT licensing in November 2016, Indonesia has now entered a new stage in its timber export process.

We hope this exhibition – made possible by the collaboration between the TTF and Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry -will help both Timber Industry stakeholders and the wider public have a better understanding of how FLEGT and all it encompasses”

The exhibition will showcase the products, the stories and the process involved in the EU FLEGT Action Plan in Indonesia, contributing to raise awareness of FLEGT to a broader audience, ranging from architects and designers, to students and politicians and the wider public.

The TTF will also host a private viewing evening, with Hilary Benn MP confirmed as a key speaker, on Tuesday 20th February. Details of the event will be shared in due course.

In this blog post here, Mike Worrell explains what to expect from the exhibition and why it’s crucial for the entire Timber Trade Industry to undergo new forms of communication.Find out more on The Building Centre website here.

Indonesia is one of the world’s largest exporters of tropical timber and timber products, which are produced from logging activities in natural forests, industrial plantations and community-managed small-scale plantings. Indonesia became the first country to begin issuing FLEGT licences to verified legal timber and timber products exported to the EU, in November 2016.

In October 2017, in preparation for the 1-year anniversary of FLEGT licensing in Indonesia, TTF’s Head of Policy and Sustainability Mike Worrell, visited the country as part of our DfID grant work to explore the processes behind licensing. You can see a ‘Storify’ summarising the findings of this trip here.