Global Forests Need Global Governance

Date Published

21 September 2021

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Tropical forests are in danger as never before. For the first time in human history, global forest cover has fallen below four billion hectares (Mongabay, 2019), and around 12% of global greenhouse emissions from human activity now result from tropical forest deforestation and degradation (World Bank, 2021).

Key Information

So far global strategies to halt their loss and degradation have had limited impact. This paper, the Tropical Timber Accord, is a global call to action from the international forests and timber industry to COP26 to strengthen legal governance of forests and forest supply chains.

Case studies

The Three Peaks of Yorkshire – Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent, – are riddled with underground passages and caves, of which one of the most famous is White Scar Caves.

The latest addition to the University of Kent campus is the Colyer-Fergusson Building, containing a first class concert hall in which timber is used to provide the ideal warmth and acoustic qualities for music performance.