During the period October 19 to 21, 2005, representatives of thirteen environmental organizations and five companies from the pulp & paper sector got together in Teresópolis, situated in the mountains behind Rio de Janeiro, to participate in the 1st Forest Dialogue for the Atlantic Forest.
From October 9 through October 11, 2003, thirty representatives from environmental groups, the forest products industry, landowners and academia met in Santa Cruz da Cabrália, Brazil, to discuss issues related to forestry and biodiversity conservation.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened 22 international leaders from the forest products industry, NGOs and civil society, and forest owners at the Headquarters of the World Conservation Union -IUCN for a scoping dialogue to discuss the environmental, social, and economic factors critical to the management of intensively managed planted forests (plantations).
Plantation forests - even-aged stands of a single tree species established primarily for wood production - are one of the defining features and, against many criteria, one of the successes of forestry in the past century. Plantation forest extent increased from negligible to c. 190 M ha; they currently contribute c.
From March 7-10, 2005, more than 120 leaders from business, civil society,
government and academia met in Hong Kong to explore collaborative
strategies for combating illegal logging in Asia and throughout the world.
This meeting was convened by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), an international
organization which provides a forum for multi-stakeholder dialogues on
Illegal logging in Indonesia, Brazil, the Congo Basin, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Cambodia
and elsewhere results in social conflict and violence, costs governments billions of dollars in
lost taxes, and causes great harm to forests. A significant amount of this illegally cut wood
enters global trade depressing the prices of wood products and presenting unfair competition
On October 19-21, 2004, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a dialogue in Maidenhead, England “to foster interactive dialogue on the creation of market conditions that encourage informed choices about the acceptability of the growing number of forest certification systems in the marketplace.”
The issue of forest certification has been a particularly compelling one for TFD since its inception
because forest certification has generated significant discussion and controversy over the last
decade. Currently, the debate is focused on how to assess which of the existing schemes is
From October 9 to October 11, 2003, thirty participants met in Santa Cruz
de Cabrália, Brazil to discuss issues related to forestry and biodiversity conversation.
This meeting was convened by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), an
on-going international, multi-stakeholder dialogue process focused on forest
Convened by The Forests Dialogue, thirty participants met in Brazil to discuss issues related to forestry and biodiversity conversation. The participants represented environmental groups and the forest products industry, as well as representatives from landowner groups and academia.