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Environment & Sustainability

Vietnam is aiming to become one of the world's leading centres for the production, processing and trade of forest products, reports Viet Nam News. This is one of the targets of the Viet Nam Forestry Development Strategy for 2021 to 2031 – with a vision towards 2050 – which...
WoodWorks Wood Products Council is pleased to announce its 2021 partners, which represent all facets of the wood products industry. It is through their financial support that WoodWorks, a non-profit organisation, is able to deliver on its programmes to support developers, architects, engineers and others involved in the design and...
The formal process for the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) Board Elections 2021 commenced in early January 2021, and all SGBC Corporate Members were encouraged to cast their votes to help chart SGBC's course for the future. At the close of the voting period, which ran from 22 February to...
In line with its continuous effort to reach out to timber industry players and increase awareness on forest and timber certification, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) is making its debut at the virtual business-to-business furniture fair, MIFF Furniverse 2021. Taking place from 8 to 12 March, MIFF Furniverse offers...
Every four years, the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) in the United States reviews the hardwood lumber grading rules and accepts rules change proposals for consideration. The window for submitting change proposals for the 2023 NHLA Rules Book is now open. Changes for consideration should be submitted to the Chief...
TreeCard, the provider of a wooden Mastercard debit card that channels profits from merchant surcharges into reforestation programmes, has raised $5.1 million in a funding round led by EQT VenturesThe round also included participation from Seedcamp and Episode 1, as well as a number of well-connected Angel investors including...
Honduras and the European Union (EU) have reached an agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade in timber products. The agreement will ensure that all Honduran timber and timber products imported in the EU are legally sourced and licensed. The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was signed on 23 February...
Vestas Ventures invests in wood technology start-up Modvion, to create sustainable products and low-carbon value chain Vestas, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, has invested in Swedish wood technology company Modvion, in a move towards creating fully sustainable products and solutions, and reducing carbon emissions from our value chain....
Ghana and the European Union (EU) have finalised an independent assessment of the legality assurance system described in the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) between Ghana and the EU. The final report was shared with both parties on 31 December 2020, and they are...
Australian certified timber producers trading with Japan will benefit from the appointment of a new international marketing manager in Tokyo. The long-established Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC), the national governing body for the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) in Japan, has appointed Makiko Horio who will work...