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17 November
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Forty-fifth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-45) & Associated Sessions of the Committees

9-14 November 2009 | Yokohama, Japan

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Highlights for Tuesday, 10 November 2009
The Forty-fifth 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 Yokohama, Japan. In the morning, delegates convened in a Joint Committee Session, and discussed ex post evaluations of several projects, and the Expert Review Panel. Subsequently, the Council met to discuss the Biennial Work Programme. At lunch, the Civil Society Advisory Group held an event on tropical forest tenure.
In the afternoon, all four Committees met separately. The CRF discussed agenda items related to policy work, including: ITTO’s activities related to global wildland fire issues; IUCN and ITTO's collaborative work to develop advice for implementing the ITTO Guidelines for Restoration, Management and Rehabilitation of Degraded and Secondary Tropical Forests; progress in the application of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management; revision of guidelines on sustainable management of tropical forests; and encouraging and increasing the involvement of non-government stakeholders in ITTO's activities. The CFA met to discuss the status of the administrative account, and the biennial budget for 2010-2011, including the costs of holding the next ITTC session in Guatemala, as agreed at ITTC44. The CEM-CFI met to discuss completed projects and pre-projects, and to review projects, pre-projects and activities in progress.
In the evening, a contact group met to discuss the Biennial Work Programme for 2010-2011.
Joint Committee Session

Erika de Rocío López Rojas, ITTO consultant, presented an ex-post evaluation of a project on management techniques for forests in Antimary State Forest, in Acre, Brazil

Daniel Birchmeier, Vice-Chair of ITTC45

Swiss delegation at the Joint Committee Session

Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management

John Leigh, ITTO Secretariat.

The Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management

Jurgen Blaser, ITTO consultant.

Civil Society Advisory Group Side Event

Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative, noted the increasing importance of community based forest management (CBFM) and finding funding for the ITTO Thematic Programme on CBFM

At lunch, the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) presented a side event on Tropical Forest Tenure Assessment.

Cecile Ndjebet, African Women’s Network for Community Forests, noted that both customary and national laws are weak in affording tenure to women in Africa

Around ITTC
Outside the Pacifico Yokohama Centre, a Power Rangers movie was being filmed.
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Related Links

ITTO resource
ITTC-45 General Information and Supporting Documents

General resources
The Convention on Biological Diversity: Programme on Forests
FAO Forestry
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of Eighth session of the UNFF, 20 April - 1 May 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, US
IISD RS coverage of Nineteenth session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Forestry, 16-20 March 2009, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
IISD RS coverage of ITTC-44,
3-8 November 2008, Yokohama, Japan
IISD RS coverage of ITTC-43, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan

IISD RS coverage of ITTC-42, 7-12 May 2007, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
IISD RS archive of forestry meetings
Global forest policy backgrounder
Forests-L - A news and announcement list on forest policy issues
Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
Climate Change Policy & Practice - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
African Regional Coverage

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