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INTERNATIONAL TROPICAL TIMBER ORGANIZATION IN SUPPORT OF TROPICAL TIMBER AND FOREST THE ITTO’S EXPERIENCE By Amha bin Buang Assistant Director (Economic.

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1 INTERNATIONAL TROPICAL TIMBER ORGANIZATION IN SUPPORT OF TROPICAL TIMBER AND FOREST THE ITTO’S EXPERIENCE By Amha bin Buang Assistant Director (Economic Information and Market Intelligence) International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Yokohama, Japan

2 Bringing Tropical Forests under Sustainable Management MAGNITUDE OF THE CHALLENGES

3 i.The extent of tropical forests being at an operational scale for the sustainable production of timber was, on a world scale, negligible; ii.Many countries had the intention, expressed in their legislation, to manage sustainably; in a number of these countries, partial forms of sustainable management were being practiced; iii.There seemed to be some awareness in these countries that action was needed to attain sustainable management; iv.Progress in establishing stable sustainable systems was so low that it was having very little impact on the state of tropical forests; v.Comprehensive and urgent measures were necessary if the tropical timber trade was to continue in the long-term; and vi.The future existence of tropical forests depended on the establishment of sustainable systems of management. Study on the Status of Sustainable Forest Management (1989) Main Conclusions NO TIMBER WITHOUT TREES

4 PROGRESSPROBLEMS I. Producing Members Policy and legislative reform Strategies not fully acted upon Reorganization of administrative arrangements Shortage of personnel and finance New strategies and master plans Illegal logging and poaching Establishment of PFE Inadequate management of protected areas Consultation with local communities Application and enforcement of guidelines and regulations Expanding forest lands for conservation Broadening awareness about SFM Usage of ITTO guidelines, C&I Establishing a sound basis for forest harvesting Development of standards for forest management Implementing strict engineering specification for road design Possibility of timber certification Greater practices of RIL Increased awareness about SFM Securing and protecting PFE Increased value-added exports Progress Towards the Achievement of the ITTO Year 2000 Objective

5 STATUS OF TROPICAL FOREST MANAGEMENT 2005

6 CURRENT STATUS

7 UNDERLYING CAUSES

8 International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

9 ITTO: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS Informal Advisory Group Bureau Fellowship Panel Trade Advisory Group Civil Society Advisory Group Non-Member Governments International Organizations, Bodies, Agencies, Treaties, Initiatives Trade/Industry/ Private Sector Civil Society Producer Caucus Executive Director and Secretariat Expert Panel for the Technical Appraisal of Project and Pre-project Proposals Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management Committee on Forest Industry Committee on Finance and Administration Consumer Caucus International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) Consumer Members Producer Members

10 ITTO OBJECTIVES Promote expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber Promote processing of tropical timber in producing countries Promote sustainable management of tropical forests ITTO Objective 2000 Achieve exports of tropical timber from sustainably managed sources

11 ITTO’s POLICY WORK AND PROJECT ACTIVITIES ITTA ITTO Action Plan ITTC Decisions ITTO Biennial Work Programme  Policy consultation, deliberation, development  Policy research, studies  Normative work – guidelines, Criteria & Indicators, Manuals  Monitoring, assessment and reporting  Communication and outreach materials  ITTO Fellowship Programme  Country-driven: initiation, implementation, ownership  6 month project cycle  address beneficiary needs and priorities  grant funding  7400 projects (US$270 million)  150 projects on-going engaging >500 local full time professionals  Consultation  Cooperation  Collaboration  Partnership  Capacity-building – human/institutional  Supportive measures  Enabling measures  Implementation oriented POLICY WORK PROJECT ACTIVITIES APPROACHES

12 Major Areas of ITTO’s Work

13 ITTO’s WORK OF DIRECT RELEVANT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

14 Thank you INTERNATIONAL TROPICAL TIMBER ORGANIZATION


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