Tomorrow, BVRio's Responsible Timber Exchange (www.bvrio.com), an international trading platform for legal and certified timber products will come online|
The objective of the Timber Exchange is to promote the markets of legal timber, and help combat illegal timber trade. According to the Chatham House, illegal timber affect over 50% of all tropical timber traded worldwide, as well as contributing to GHG emissions, corruption, and social conflict. For this reason, all nations recognize that achievement of the Paris Agreement goals as well as the SDGs will be impossible without action to protect, restore, and sustainably manage all types of forests. Over 100 nations have included forests in their Paris pledges for 2025 or 2030.