Chatham House’s 26th Illegal Logging and Stakeholder Update Meeting report released

The summary report of Chatham House’s 26th Illegal Logging and Stakeholder Update Meeting is now available to download in French, Spanish, and Mandarin.

A worker walks near a log to be processed at the Okikura Lumber Mill facility, Tokyo, Japan. by Getty Images

Please visit this page to download the report in all three languages as well as in English. All of the presentations from both days of the meeting are also still available for download.

The 26th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting, which convened on 16-17 June, 2016, focused on global efforts and challenges to tackling illegal logging and the trade in illegal timber.

With over 250 participants, the meeting provided a host of perspectives on forestry issues including discussions on progress with the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) to the latest developments on new forest policy initiatives being formulated in China and Japan.

As well as insights into enforcement action in Peru, the event addressed the effectiveness of enforcement within the framework of the Lacey Act, EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act.

The meeting also explored ways to combat corruption and promote transparency in the forest sector and highlighted the important role indigenous peoples play in protecting forests and the need to recognise and secure their land rights.