Industry Events

New Charter for Trees to be launched at Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017

On Monday 6 November 2017, on the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of the Forest, the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People will be launched at Lincoln Castle – home to one of the two remaining 1217 Charters of the Forest. It will then rest in the Lincolnshire Archives.

After a gathering on Castle Hill at around 5pm, a lantern procession into Lincoln Castle will unveil the Tree Charter Champion Pole representing the Tree Charter. The pole is carved by artist Simon Clements from Grown in Britain oak, showcasing words by poet Harriet Fraser. Visitors can also view the Charter for Trees, Woods and People, written in oak gall ink by calligrapher Patricia Lovett, alongside the 1217 Charter of the Forest in the Castle's Magna Carta vault.

Following this will be an opportunity to sign the Tree Charter, talks at Speakers’ Corner, live music, woodcrafts, artwork by Assemble, and a historical exhibition of the 1217 Charter of the Forest.

The call for a Tree Charter was initiated in 2015 by the Woodland Trust in response to the crisis facing trees and woods in the UK. It aims at "building a people-powered movement for trees." More than 70 organisations (including the Confederation of Timber Industries) and 300 local community groups answered the call and helped to collect over 60,000 tree stories from people across the UK, demonstrating the important role that trees play in their lives. These stories were read and shared, and helped to define the 10 Principles of the Tree Charter, ensuring that it stands for every tree and every person in the UK.

  1. Nature: Thriving habitats for diverse species;
  2. Planting: Planting for the future
  3. Arts & Heritage: Celebrating the cultural impacts of trees
  4. Utility & Livelihoods: A thriving forestry sector that delivers for the UK
  5. Protection: Better protection for important trees and woods
  6. Planning: Enhancing new developments with trees
  7. Health & Wellbeing: Understanding and using the natural health benefits of trees
  8. People & Access to Trees: Access to trees for everyone
  9. Coping with Threats: Addressing threats to woods and trees through good management
  10. Environment: Strengthening landscapes with woods and trees

Over 100,000 people have already pledged their support to the Tree Charter. Click here to sign the petition.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/new-charter-trees-be-launched-lincoln-castle-6-november-2017]

Montréal Wood Convention 2018 to be held from 20 to 22 March 2018

From 20 to 22 March 2018, the new Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal will host the Montréal Wood Convention 2018.

The event program includes a half-day conference for the softwood and wood construction sectors, a half-day conference for the hardwood sector, two half days dedicated to contacts in the exhibit hall and an executive tech seminar directed towards the softwood and hardwood sawmills’ top management.

The Convention is organised by the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), the Québec Forest Industry Council, the Ontario Forest Industries Association, the Ontario Wood Products Export Association and the Maritime Lumber Bureau.

Registration is now open with the early bird rate at $295 CAD plus applicable taxes.

Read the event programme here

For more information, contact Nathalie Houde at nhoude@quebecwoodexport.com

View the event on CTI & Timber Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/montr%C3%A9al-wood-convention-2018-be-held-20-22-march-2018]

FAO Meeting: Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World | 31 October - 1 November | Rome, Italy

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in conjunction with its Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) and its partners, is organizing the Global Meeting ‘Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World’ (SW4SW), to take place at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy from 31 October to 1 November 2017.

Partner organizations include the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the World Bank (WB) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Participants will discuss the societal benefits from sustainable wood value chains and the challenges that hamper the realization of their full contribution to sustainable development. Focus will be given to the business model of sustainable wood production, with an emphasis on the linkages between sustainable forest management, value chains, livelihoods, investments and financing mechanisms.

FAO aims to engage state and non-state actors in a global debate on strategies and actions to raise awareness, trigger policies and increase investments to strengthen sustainable wood production and consumption. One expected outcome from the event is a set of agreed-upon conclusions to feed into other policy dialogues. This will help to ensure the full realization of socio-economic and environmental benefits of sustainable wood and its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Download the meeting agenda here.

To register for the event SW4SW, click here.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/fao-meeting-sustainable-wood-sustainable-world-31-october-1-november-rome]

PEFC Forest Certification Week | 13-17 November 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

The PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 will take place in Helsinki, Finland, from 13 to 17 November 2017.

The event includes the PEFC General Assembly along with meetings and workshops and comes to a close with the two-day PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, open to everybody.

The General Assembly is made up of all the members of PEFC and is the organisation's highest authority and decision-making body. PEFC members will have the opportunity to vote on key decisions such as endorsements, international standards, new members, statutes and budget. 

PEFC Week has also grown to feature one of the most important annual public dialogues on the future of forest certification and sustainable forest management: the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue.

This year, PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue's theme will be 'Making Certification SMART' focusing on how new and emerging technologies can support forest certification. 

The registration deadline is 31 October 2017.

View the events on CTI & Timber Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/pefc-forest-certification-week-13-17-november-2017-helsinki-finland]

Super Talks: Talking Timber | 21 September 2017 | London

On Thursday 21st September, the London Design Fair will host 'Super Talks | Talking Timber', a lively panel discussion organised by the Wood Awards.

During the event - to take place at the Old Truman Brewery in London from 3pm to 4pm - previous Wood Awards winners will explore the role of timber in the UK design world.

Topics covered will range from modern innovations to traditional craftsmanship. Established in 1971, the awards are given for excellence in British architecture and product design, and aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design and installation in the world’s only naturally sustainable material.

Previous Wood Awards winners include Foster + Partners, Arup, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Benchmark and Katie Walker. A record of thirty-four projects have been selected for the 2017 shortlist, including projects by dRMM, 6a, Alison Brooks, ercol and Gareth Neal.

Brand strategist David Michon will chair the seminar, while the panel will include Alex de Rijke (dRMM), Sebastian Cox (Sebastian Cox Ltd) and Yael Mer (Raw-Edges Design Studio).

To register for free, click here.

View this event on CTI TImber Industry Calendar.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/super-talks-talking-timber-21-september-2017-london]

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