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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

Council Session Dais
On Thursday, the Forty-sixth session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) entered its fourth day of discussion in Yokohama, Japan. In the morning the Council convened to discuss ITTO activities held for the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, as well as to hear a report on the recent developments in the UNFCCC and the potential implications for tropical forests and the world timber economy.

In the afternoon the Committee on Finance and Administration met to examine the revised administrative budget for 2011, proposed by the Secretariat. The Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management discussed the draft terms of reference for a meta-evaluation of ex-post evaluations of ITTO Projects and elected officers for 2011. The Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence and the Committee on Forest Industry held discussions on forest certification, considered a proposal from Producers to develop guidelines for public procurement policies regarding timber products, and elected officers for 2011.

Above: Plenary during the morning Council Session.

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Council Session
Tim Christophersen, CBD
Tim Christophersen, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat.
Oliver Gardi, Consultant
Oliver Gardi, ITTO Consultant.
Tapani Oksanen, Consultant
Tapani Oksanen, ITTO Consultant.
Committee on Finance and Administration
CFA Dais

The 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.

Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management
CRF Dais

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

Committees on Economic Information and Market Intelligence, and Forest Industry
CEM-CFI Dais

The dais during the Committees on Economic Information and Market Intelligence, and Forest Industry. L-R: Presenter Art Klassen, ITTO Consultant; Li Qiang, ITTO Secretariat; Jani Holopainen, ITTO Secretariat; Carla Boonstra, CEM Chair; Kug-Bo Shim, CFI Chair; Samuel Ebia Ndongo, Cameroon; Tetra Yanuariadi, ITTO Secretariat; Ramon Carrillo, ITTO Secretariat; Celestine Ntsame-Okwo, ITTO Secretariat.

Aulikki Kauppila, Finland
Aulikki Kauppila, Finland.
Meredith Stokdijk, New Zealand
Meredith Stokdijk, New Zealand.
Bin Che Yeom Freezailah, Malaysia
Bin Che Yeom Freezailah, Malaysia.
Contact and Drafting Groups
Drafting Group
Chairperson's Open-Ended Drafting Group Meeting.
Contact Group
Contact Group Meeting.
Around ITTC
Florists
Florists made mid-week upgrades to the arrangements in plenary.
Policeman and sign
A lone policeman stood watch by the conference sign.
Latin American huddle
Latin American delegates huddled after the day's sessions.
US Delegates
Delegates from the United States chatted during a break.
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 Cancún Climate Change Conference, 29 November - 10 December 2010, Cancún, 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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