ITTO Plan Includes Actions on Climate Change
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6 January 2009: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has made available its Action Plan 2008-2011, adopted by the International Tropical Timber Council at its 44th Session, held in November 2008.

The Action Plan elaborates a strategy for advancing ITTO’s objectives, and as such, provides guidance on the Organization’s overall direction in terms of both […]

ITTO Plan Includes Actions on Climate Change 6 January 2009: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has made available its Action Plan 2008-2011, adopted by the International Tropical Timber Council at its 44th Session, held in November 2008. The Action Plan elaborates a strategy for advancing ITTO’s objectives, and as such, provides guidance on the Organization’s overall direction in terms of both policy initiatives and project activities.

Related to climate change, the Plan includes activities such as: in
cooperation with other organizations, monitoring the potential
implications of climate change on the forest resource base and the
relevance and appropriateness of policy developments in this field; and
regularly assessing and reporting on markets for forest environmental
services, including carbon markets, as they relate to tropical timber
producing forests. One of the Plan’s strategies for implementation consists of: including
restored, rehabilitated and planted forest in the sustainably managed
resource base; taking non-timber forest products and environmental
services into account as part of sustainable forest management; and
considering the impacts and opportunities that will accrue from climate
change. [ITTO Action Plan 2008-2011]

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