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International Experts Meeting on Illegal Logging "Possible Way Forward Towards More Sustainable Forest Management": Chairpersons' Summary

In International Experts Meeting on Illegal Logging 5-6 March 2007, Tokyo 2007-03

The International Experts Meeting on Illegal Logging “Possible Way Forward towards More Sustainable Forest Management” took place in Tokyo, Japan, on 5-6 March 2007. The Meeting was hosted by Japan with participation of 55 senior level experts on the illegal logging issue. Participating countries were 17 major timber producing and timber consuming countries, namely, Australia, Canada, China, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, and EU, as well as representatives from international organizations and institutions, namely Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the World Bank, who are actively dealing with the issue.

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