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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 Thursday, 17 November 2011

DAILY WEB COVERAGE


Reception for ITTO's 25th Anniversary

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 fourth day of discussions today in Antigua, Guatemala.

In the morning, the Committee on Finance and Administration (CFA) met to discuss a revised draft administrative budget for 2012. Meanwhile, the Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF) focused on reports from the working groups on selection of projects for ex-post evaluation and CRF activities under the Biennial Work Programme, and reviewed project and pre-project implementation and considered requests for project extensions.

At lunch, delegates participated in a side event on “A Business Case for Conservation and Development” organized by Global Conservation Standards. In the afternoon, the Committees on Economic Information and Market Intelligence and on Forest Industry (CEM/CFI) met to discuss policy work, and the CFA continued discussions on the draft administrative budget for 2012. In the evening, delegates attended a reception hosted by La Casa de Jade and the Embassy of Guatemala in Japan.


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

Reception in Celebration of ITTO's 25th Anniversary

Collins Ahadome, Master of Ceremonies, ITTO Secretariat
Bilé Joachim Allogho, Gabon
Juan Carlos Campollo Sarti, Vice Minister from the Ministry of Agriculture
Enzo Barattini, European Commission

Atushi Suginaka, Japan
Collins Ahadome and Manoel Sobral Filho, Former ITTO Executive Director
Bin Che Yeom Freezailah, Malaysia
Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, ITTO Secretariat

Emmanuel Ze Meka presenting gifts to Juan Carlos Campollo Sarti and Josué Morales, Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB)
Enzo Barattini accepts a gift from Emmanuel Ze Meka following the announcement of his retirement

Bilé Joachim Allogho, Emmanuel Ze Meka, and Catharine Ze Meka cutting the ITTO anniversary cake
...and blowing out the candles.
Participants being served their dinners.

Participants applauding speeches
The Fraternidad Patzunera band

Commitee on Reforestation and Forest Management

Panel for the CRF
Isabelle Correia Tamayo, Colombia

Roger Kouadio Yao, Côte d'Ivoire
Paul Chai, ITTO Project Leader in Sarawak, Malaysia
Floriano Pastore, ITTO Secretariat
Josefina Takahashi, PERUBAMBÚ

Committee on Finance and Administration

CFA room view
Charas Mayura, ITTO Secretariat; Agus Sarsito, CFA Chair, Indonesia

Mohamad Sanuri Sahahid, Malaysia
Carolina Costellini, Brazil
Edward Goberdhan, Guyana

Afternoon Sessions

Panel for the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence and Committee on Forest Industry
...and the participants

Michael Dutschke, Global Conservation Standard (GCS) presenting during the side event "A Business Case for Conservation and Development"
Cole Genge, The Nature Conservancy; Robin Barr, ITTO Consultant; Siti Syaliza Mustapha, Malaysia

Around the Conference

Spanish translation booth
Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI); Chen Hin Keong, Traffic International

ITTC 47 Organizers at the registration desk
Graeme Auld and Peter Wood, IISD RS/ENB

Scenery in Antigua

Horse and buggy passing by the Porta Hotel Antigua
Road Crew fixing the cobblestone roads in Antigua

Captain's Palace
San José Cathedrale

The Arch of Santa Catharina
The Church of Saint Brother Peter

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Related Links

IISD Meeting Coverage
*Summary of the Meeting
*Highlights on Saturday, 19 November, 2011
*Highlights on Friday, 18 November, 2011
*Highlights on Thursday, 17 November, 2011
*Highlights on Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
*Highlights on Tuesday, 15 November, 2011
*Highlights on Monday, 14 November, 2011

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 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 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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