Since 2007, Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT), a partnership of seven leading organizations, is building the capacity of countries, businesses and communities in Asia Pacific to practice legal and sustainable forest management and trade. Our focus is on timber legality verification and the application of sustainable forest management practices, including those to reduce carbon emissions.Read More
Forests cover 31% of the land area on our planet. They produce vital oxygen and provide homes for people and wildlife.
Asia Pacific is not only home to some of the world’s largest producers and manufacturers of wood, paper and agricultural products, but also of some of the world’s largest consumer markets.
Forests play an important role in Asia-Pacific economies. Governments and regulators have the responsibility and authority to develop and enforce public policies and incentives that encourage legal and sustainable forest management and transparent trade in forest products.