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Forty-seventh Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-47) and Associated Sessions of the Committees

14-19 November 2011 | Antigua Guatemala


Highlights for Tuesday, 15 November 2011

DAILY WEB COVERAGE

James Gasana, Vice-Chair, Switzerland, Collins Ahadome and Takeshi Goto, ITTO Secretariat, in discussions in the Joint Committee Session

ITTC-47

The Forty-seventh session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and the Associated Sessions of the four Committees (Finance and Administration; Economic Information and Market Intelligence; Forest Industry; and Reforestation and Forest Management) entered its second day of discussions today in Antigua, Guatemala.

In the morning, delegates convened in a Joint Committee Session to hear the Report of the Expert Review Panel and discuss ex-post evaluations of several projects. The Joint Committee continued after lunch with presentations on a study of field-level implementation of SFM criteria and indicators and on a meta-analysis conducted to assess previously evaluated ITTO projects.

In the afternoon, the Committees on Finance and Administration (CFA) and Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF) met in parallel sessions. The CFA discussed contributions to the administrative budget, the status of the Administrative Account, the Special Account, the Bali Partnership Fund, and the auditor’s report for 2010. Meanwhile, the CRF discussed agenda items related to policy work, including: revision of guidelines on sustainable management of natural forests; and outcomes from the International Conference on Forest Tenure, Governance and Small and Medium Forest Enterprises, with a focus on Asia-Pacific, held in Lombok, Indonesia, 11-15 July 2011. The CRF established working groups on: selection of projects for ex-post evaluation; and on CRF-related activities within the Biennial Work Programme 2012-2013.

In the evening, the Civil Society Advisory Group held an event on community-based forest management in Latin America.


Daily Highlights (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)

Morning Joint Committee Session

(L-R): Josué Morales, Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB); Abdul Rahman Abdul Rahim, Malaysia; James Gasana, Vice-Chair, Switzerland; Takeshi Goto, ITTO Secretariat; Samuel Ebia Ndongo, Cameroon

James Gasana, Vice-Chair, Switzerland
Eudeline Malet Pekam, Expert Panel Chair, France
Neria Andin, the Philippines
Edward Goberdhan, Guyana

Moses Wogben, Liberia
Kwame Asumadu, ITTO Consultant
Florence Pascua Soriano, ITTO Consultant
Valeria Rigueira, Brazil

ITTO - CITES Meeting


Afternoon Committee Session

Stephanie Caswell and Ivan Tomaselli, ITTO Consultants
Markku Simula, ITTO Consultant
Manoel Sobral Filho, Former ITTO Executive Director

Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management

(L-R): Floriano Pastore, ITTO Secretariat; Hwan Ok Ma, ITTO Secretariat; Abdul Rahman Abdul Rahim, Malaysia; Eduardo Mansur, ITTO Secretariat; Celestine Ntsame-Okwo, ITTO Secretariat; Steven Johnson, ITTO Secretariat

Manako Hanawa, ITTO Secretariat
Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative
Alicia Grimes, US

Committee on Finance and Administration

(L-R): Collins Ahadome, ITTO Secretariat; Charas Mayura, ITTO Secretariat; Agus Sarsito, CFA Chair, Indonesia; Atushi Suginaka, CFA Vice-Chair, Japan; Mahboob Hasan, ITTO Secretariat; Maiko Suzuki, ITTO Secretariat; Simon Kawaguchi, ITTO Secretariat

Charas Mayura, ITTO Secretariat
Yoshiko Horiguchi, Japan
Bernard Nah-Tieh Bropleh, Liberia

CSAG, IUCN, and Rainforest Alliance Side Event on Community Management of Forests in Guatemala and Mesoamerica

Representatives from local forest management groups and international forest policy experts discussed elements of community-based forestry in the context of tropical timber trade, climate change, and biodiversity conservation.

Around the Conference

Suchat Kalyawongsa, Thailand and Kanako Ishii, ITTO Secretariat having some Antigua Café
Groups working in the ITTO Secretariat office

Participants picking up documents for the Joint Committee Session
Participants getting registered in the morning

Scarlet macaws near the Porta Antigua Hotel poolside
Poolside at the Porta Hotel Antigua

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ITTO resources
*ITTC-47 website
*ITTC-47 general information and supporting documents
*Provisional schedule of meetings
*Report of the 46th ITTC session

General resources
*The Collaborative Partnership on Forests
*The Convention on Biological Diversity: Programme on Forests
*UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Platform on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries
*UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Forestry
*UN Forum on Forests
*International Union of Forest Research Organizations Expert Panel Report on the International Forest Regime

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9), 24 January - 4 February 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-sixth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-46) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 13-18 December 2010, Yokohama, Japan
*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 the Forty-fifth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-45) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 9-14 November 2009, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of the 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 the Forty-fourth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 3-8 November 2008, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS coverage of the Forty-third Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Committees, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan
*IISD RS archive of forest-related meetings
*Global forest policy backgrounder
*Forests-L - A mailing list for news on forest policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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