The British Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has relayed Japan’s request for 2 million sheets of plywood for reconstruction.
According to the EIA, the Japanese government has apparently contacted Indonesia for help. Since September 2011, this major lumber exporter has implemented a system of traceability for its forestry industry.
According to Bastien Sachet, the Fondation Chirac’s general delegate for the Program to fight Deforestation and Desertification, this decision is decisive for the safeguard of forests in the region.
It is indeed fundamental to choose legal over illegal lumber, whose incoherent logging exacerbates desertification and the loss of biodiversity.
This decision will certainly be accompanied by initiatives aimed at institutions and construction companies, helping them make the appropriate choices to ensure responsible purchasing and advising.
|For more information:– EIA website|