CITES and climate change on World of Wood agenda

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The 60th World of Wood Convention, hosted by the International Wood Products Association, will feature a panel discussion entitled “CITES and Climate Change — Forecast for the Future.”

The panel will feature Anne St. John of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of Management Authority, responsible for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the United States; Linda Walker, director of the World Wildlife Fund's Global Forest and Trade Network-North America, and moderator Chip Barber, director of the Forest Legality Alliance at the World Resources Institute.

"This panel will give attendees the latest information about how the Paris climate agreement will impact the global wood products trade as well as what to expect from the upcoming Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora next summer in Johannesburg," IWPA executive director Cindy Squires said in a statement.

The World of Wood convention is scheduled for Apr. 5-8 in Austin, Texas.

For information, visit www.iwpawood.org.

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