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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 Wednesday, 11 November 2009
On Wednesday, the Forty-fifth Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) entered its third day of discussions in Yokohama, Japan. In the morning, the Committee on Finance and Administration met to discuss: the administrative budget for 2009; contributions to the administrative budget; and the current status of the administrative account. The Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management (CRF) met to consider completed projects and pre-projects, and to discuss items in the Biennial Work Programme for 2010-2011 relevant to the CRF. The Council then met to discuss: ITTO Diagnostic Missions; Thematic Programmes; and developments within the climate change regime relevant to ITTO.

The Council reconvened in the afternoon for the annual timber market discussion, followed by a review of recent policy developments in major markets for timber products. This was followed by a joint meeting of the Committees on Economic Information and Market Intelligence and the Committee on Forest Industry.
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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Morning Council Session

Jon Heikki Aas, Norway

Marc Dourojeanni, ITTO consultant, presented the Review of ITTO Diagnostic Missions

David Brooks, US


Patrick Hardcastle, United Kingdom

Carolina Costellini, Brazil, cautioned against ITTC overlapping with the mandate of the UNFCCC
Amha Bin Buang, ITTO Secretariat
Annual Market Discussion
Shengfu Wu, National Forest Products Association
The Secretariat presented the Annual Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation, noting China’s increasing role in importing tropical roundwood, and a decline in Japan’s plywood imports.
Around ITTC45
Photos provided by the ITTO Secretariat

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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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