The 2009 Symposium on the Promotion of Wood and Wood Products with Verified Legality (goho-wood)
The following Symposium will be held on Thursday, 10 December 2009 in Tokyo. We are looking forward to creating a wonderful Symposium with youRegistration from here
The project for the promotion of general measures against illegal logging that has been implemented for three years since fiscal 2006 resulted in a certain measure of success such as the participation in the supply network of wood and wood products with verified legality and sustainability (goho-wood) by 7500 wood-related entities all over Japan.
In the future, it is important from the viewpoint of increase in the use and further diffusion of goho-wood to assess the past activities conducted by Japan, and at the same time, to clarify (1) the positioning of the measures against illegal logging for the building of a low-carbon society and (2) the significance of the diffusion of goho-wood in Japan and to appropriately introduce (3) the goho-wood supply network to the final users that include not only government-related organizations, but also consumers and companies in general for the further development and expansion of the goho-wood supply network.
Accordingly, the subject symposium will be held in conjunction with the Eco Products Exhibition (December 10-12) where many of the related persons visit.
2. Outline of the International Seminar
Thursday, 10 December 2009 (10:00-17:30)
7th Hall, Mokuzai Kaikan (Timber Hall, Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers' Association) Shinkiba Koto-ku Tokyo
Japan Federation of Wood Industry Associations (Council for Tackling Illegal Logging and Promotion of Goho-wood)
Forestry Agency (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) Ministry of the Environment
(4) Contents of Main Program（tentative）
The First Session: Opening and Presentation of domestic activities (10:00-11:00)
Address from Organizer and Director General of Forestry Agency Overview of the screening; presentation of certificates of merit Presentation of case examples in various places (about 2 examples)
The Second Session: Commemorative lecture (11:15-12:15)
Dr B.C.Y. Freezailah, former Executive-Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization (International measures against illegal logging and goho wood activities conducted by Japan)
The Third Session: Panel Discussion (13:30-17:30)
Issues and prospects for the further development of goho wood/sustainable wood and wood products Part 1: Wood products in exporting countries and the goho wood supply network Representative of exporting countries, overseas academic expert, industries Part 2: Issues and prospects toward the promotion of the use of goho wood in the Japanese market Representative of certification organizations, certification entities, academic experts, and users
Around 200 participants including accepted applicants from general public
Japan Federation of Wood Industry Associations
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Contact persons : Takashi Fujiwara, Toshiyuki Wakazono, Masahiko Kato