Forests make a vital contribution to tackling climate change and supporting sustainable development and green growth. However this precious resource is under threat from illegal logging and deforestation.
In response to this, a range of initiatives and policies have emerged aimed at improving governance of the forest sector and tackling corruption and inequity. Many of these have targeted illegal logging, which results from weak governance and also undermines efforts to reform the sector.
- More effective implementation of existing measures to tackle the illegal timber trade;
- Robust policy responses by new and emerging consumers of the illegal timber trade;
- Stronger global policy responses to reduce the drivers for illegal forest conversion.