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Forty-sixth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) and Associated Sessions of the Committees

13-18 December 2010 | Yokohama, Japan

ITTO

Pacifico Yokohama
On Tuesday, the Forty-sixth session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) entered its second day of discussions in Yokohama, Japan. In the morning participants convened in a Joint Committee Session to discuss the report of the Expert Panel and hear presentations on ex-post project evaluations.

In the afternoon, participants convened in concurrent sessions of the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF) and the Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA). Following this, the Committees on Economic Information and Market Intelligence (CEM) and the Committee on Forest Industry (CFI) met in the evening. In the CRF, participants discussed ex-post evaluation, projects and pre-project proposals, policy work and other business. In the CFA participants addressed: the administration budget for 2011; resources of the special account and the Bali Partnership Fund; the appointment of an auditor; and a proposal from Brazil and Mexico on financing of Council sessions held outside of Yokohama. In the CEM-CFI, participants discussed projects and pre-project proposals as well as policy work.

Above: A view of the Pacifico Yokohama complex, site of ITTC-46.

Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
13 Dec. - 14 Dec. - 15 Dec. - 16 Dec. - 17 Dec. - 18 Dec.
Joint Committee Session
Joint Session Dais

The dais during the Joint Committee Session. L-R: ITTO Consultant Ivan Tomaselli, Brazil; Eduardo Mansur, ITTO Secretariat; CRF Chair Tabi Agyarko, Ghana; CRF Co-Chair Patrick Hardcastle, UK; CEM Chair Carla Boonstra, Netherlands; CFI Chair Kug-Bo Shim, Korea.

Jeffrey Sayer, Consultant.
Jeffrey Sayer, ITTO Consultant.
James Gasana, Consultant
James Gasana, ITTO Consultant.
Hosny El Lakany, Consultant
Hosny El Lakany, ITTO Consultant.
Marco Robles, Ecuador
Marco Robles, Ecuador
Suchat Kalyawongsa, Thailand
Suchat Kalyawongsa, Thailand.
Eang Savet, Cambodia
Eang Savet, Cambodia.
Committee Sessions
CFA Dais

Dais during the Committee on Finance and Administration. L-R: Charas Mayura, ITTO Secretariat; Chair David Brooks, US; Vice-Chair Agus Sarsito, Indonesia; Mahboob Hasan, ITTO Secretariat; E. Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat.

CRF Dais

Dais during the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management. L-R: Hwan Ok Ma, ITTO Secretariat; Eduardo Mansur, ITTO Secretariat; Chair Tabi Agyarko, Ghana; Vice-Chair Patrick Hardcastle, UK; Floriano Pastore, ITTO Secretariat; John Leigh, ITTO Secretariat; Polycarpe Masupa-Kambale, ITTO Secretariat; Celestine Ntsame-Okwo, ITTO Secretariat.

CEM-CFI Dais

Dais during the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence / Committee on Forest Industry. L-R: Li Qiang, ITTO Secretariat; Jani Holopainen, ITTO Secretariat; Amha Bin Buang, ITTO Secretariat; CEM Chair Carla Boonstra, Netherlands; CFI Chair Kug-Bo Shim, Korea; Samuel Ebia Ndongo, Cameroon; Tetra Yanuariadi, ITTO Secretariat; Ramon Carrillo, ITTO Secretariat; Celestine Ntsame-Okwo, ITTO Secretariat.

Side Event
Lunchtime side event

A lunchtime side event presented by the European Union provided sellers' perspectives on complying with the EU's new "Timber Regulation" and its 2003 Forest Law Enforcement, Governance & Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan.

Around ITTC
Getting session documents
Delegates picked up documents for a session.
Browsing publications
A delegate browsed tables of publications.
Chatting
Delegates conferred in the foyer.
Sea Bass dock and harbor

A view of the "Sea Bass" dock and Yokohama harbor.

Related Links
ITTO resources
*ITTC-46 website
*ITTC-46 provisional programme of meetings and activities
*ITTC-45 report
*ITTO 2009 Annual Report

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Canc�n Climate Change Conference, 29 November - 10 December 2010, Canc�n, Mexico
*IISD RS coverage of the Twentieth Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 4-8 October 2010, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
*IISD RS coverage of ITTC-45 and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 9-14 November 2009, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of Eighth Session of the UN Forum on Forests, 20 April - 1 May 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of ITTC-44 and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 3-8 November 2008, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of ITTC-43 and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS Forests, Desertification and Land web page
*IISD RS Introduction to Forests Processes
*Forests-L - A mailing list for news on forest policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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