The International Workshop on Legality of Traded Timber: The Development Challenges took place at FAO in Rome on 24-26 November 2008 and was jointly hosted by FAO and the VERIFOR project. Over 80 participants from 32 countries and several international and regional organizations discussed issues surrounding legality verification, including multi-stakeholder dialogue processes and their management; the economics of legality assurance of traded timber; the role of new technologies in forest governance reform; mechanisms and structures for independent forest monitoring; legality standards and their definition; and the convergence of policy processes at national and international levels.

Policy Brief: "Meeting the challenge of timber legality verification" (FAO/VERIFOR) 

Workshop Announcement 

Workshop page

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