MEDIA ADVISORY: WRI Hosts Briefing on New Initiative to Curb Illegal Wood Trade
May 20, 2010
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore), leading environmental experts and industry leaders will brief journalists next Wednesday on a new initiative to curb trade in illegal wood. The event, moderated by Jonathan Lash, president of the World Resources Institute (WRI), will launch the Forest Legality Alliance (FLA), a global initiative to help companies remove illegal wood from their supply chains and reduce reputational risks. Panelists will also discuss new laws to combat illegal logging, including the amended U.S. Lacey Act.