timber legality research symposium

 

october 17, 2018

 

copenhagen, denmark

about

The symposium is a showcase of research on timber legality. Scientific findings will be relevant for:

  • policy-makers

  • civil society stakeholders

  • industry stakeholders

  • scholars

 

The Timber Legality Research Symposium is an output of ProdJus (Supranational Forest Governance in an Era of Globalising Wood Production and Justice Politics) and will be held in association with the FLARE network (Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) and adjacent to the FLARE Annual Meeting October 17-20, 2018.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for this event is free.

Registration will close on October 3, 2018.

PROGRAMME

Keynote Speakers:

Constance McDermott

Senior Fellow in Forest Governance and Leader of Ecosystems Governance Group

University of Oxford

 

Jonathan Zeitlin

Distinguished Faculty Professor of Public Policy and Governance

University of Amsterdam

Closing Discussants:

Silvia Melegari 

Secretary General

European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry​

Chris Beeko

Director of the Timber Validation Department

Ghana Forestry Commission

 

Saskia Ozinga

Environmental and Social Activist

(former Campaigns Co-ordinator, FERN)

Herlina Lee

Vice-Director of Regulations and Legal Advocacy

Association of Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Industry (HIMKI)

Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne

Researcher

European Forest Institute

 

 
 

PANEL & PRESENTATION DETAILS

Search by title, last name, abstract term or presentation number / session number (eg. 1.2)

Panel and presentation details are still tentative.

Learning under pressure: The interplay between FSC sustainable forest management certification and timber legality verification under the EU Timber Regulation in the United Kingdom

Laura

Dieguez

Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

1.1a

Comparing the legality and sustainability standards for forest management in Malaysia

Daisuke

Naito

CIFOR/Kyoto University

1.1b

Timber (il)legality in the Peruvian Amazon: issues of governance and power relations

Judith

Schleicher

Geography Department, University of Cambridge

1.1c

Policy Network Analysis of the EU FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement in Laos

Sabaheta

Ramcilovic-Suominen

University of Eastern Finland

1.1d

[Panel] Responding to FLEGT: How actors adapt

Rebecca

Rutt

University of East Anglia

1.2

Renting legality: How FLEGT is reinforcing power relations in Indonesian furniture production networks

Ahmad

Maryudi

Universitas Gadjah Mada

1.2a

Circumventing timber legality requirements: understanding timber producers' strategies and motivations

Emmanuel

Acheampong

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KNUST), GHANA

1.2b

Does timber legality lead to sustainability? Questioning trends in forest legality verification

Rodd

Myers

University of East Anglia School of International Development Global Environmental Justice Group, UK.

1.2c

Global just legality, local (in)justice: Market based mechanisms and justice politics in Vietnam

Cam

Hoang

Institute of Cultural Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

1.2d

Veeduría Forestal: The indigenous alternative to illegal logging in Peru

Wil

de Jong

Kyoto University

2.1a

Timber Trade Practice in the Community Forest of Nepal: Compliance, Coercion and Collusion

Bijendra

Basnyat

Institute of Forestry

2.1b

Small-scale logging, illegality, informality and sustainability: A case study in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

Silvia

Ferrari

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

2.1c

Addressing barriers to supply of legal timber from community forests in the Asia-Pacific

Lok Mani

Sapkota

RECOFTC- The Center for People and Forests

2.1d

[Panel] Logging and livelihoods: the social contract between logger and community

David

Young

2.2

Community forestry in Liberia: empowering or disempowering?

Jonathan

Yiah

Sustainable Development Institute

2.2a

Social obligations in legal texts governing logging in four African countries

David

Young

2.2b

Functional Social Responsibility Agreements: a missing link in promoting effective forest governance in Ghana?

Daniel Kofi

Abu

Tropenbos Ghana

2.2c

Bridging legality of timber, human rights and livelihood security: challenges and prospect of VPA.FLEGT implementation process in the Congo Basin.

Ngulungu

Alain Parfait

Forest Peoples Program

2.2d

 

LOGISTICS

Environment:

  • This is a paperless event. Use this website for all the information you need.  

  • Please consider bringing your own refillable water bottle. The tap water in Copenhagen is delicious.

Accommodation:

Please see our detailed logistics document for more on accommodation recommendations. 

 

Location:

University of Copenhagen

Thorvaldsensvej 40, Frederiksberg

Copenhagen, Denmark

Lunch and refreshments:

Will be provided. Please state any dietary restrictions at the time of registration.

Financial Assistance:

We don't provide a facility to apply for financial assistance for participants. 

Visa support:

Please indicate at the time of registration if you would like a written invitation from the University of Copenhagen to support your visa application. We will send a formal letter of invitation to you within 2 weeks of requesting it and up to August 30. Please register early if need to obtain a visa.

Getting to the venue on transit:

From Forum Station, walk 10 minutes East on Rosenørns Alle

 

See our detailed logistics document for more.

Get ready for technology:

We will use Sli.do to assist interaction in plenary sessions. There is no software to install, but you might want to check it out in advance. You can use it on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Questions can be addressed to:​

Rodd Myers

University of East Anglia

rodd.myers@uea.ac.uk

Twitter: rodd_myers

Christian Pilegaard Hansen

University of Copenhagen

cph@ifro.ku.dk

 

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