The U.S. Lacey Act and the Forest Legality Alliance
Thursday, February 17
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
This month's Open Forum will introduce the U.S. Lacey Act and the Forest Legality Alliance. In 2008 the Lacey Act was amended to ban trade in illegally-sourced plants and plant products such as timber and paper. The Forest Legality Alliance is a multi-stakeholder response to changes in the market place brought about by the Lacey Act and other legislations around the world, and it seeks to support efforts to comply with market legality requirements.
Ruth Noguerón is a researcher with the World Resources Institute’s People and Ecosystems Program. Ruth’s current work focuses on developing practical information tools to support sustainable procurement of legally and sustainably-sourced wood-based products. Within WRI Ruth has managed and conducted forest-mapping projects in Canada, the U.S., Brazil and Perú. Ruth also advises and contributes to other WRI projects, including projects focusing on the governance in the forest sector, the implications and opportunities for forest companies in relation to global climate change, and the institutional mechanisms for sharing financial benefits with forest communities for poverty alleviation and REDD projects.
Before joining WRI, Ruth worked in México City at the Tropical Action Forest Program (PROAFT). Also in México, Ruth worked with a private consulting firm in a national effort to evaluate the natural protected areas of México. Ruth has a Bachelor’s degree in biology from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in México City, an Associate’s degree in Applied Geography from Montgomery College, Maryland, and a Masters’ degree in Environmental Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.
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