12.5.5 Technology Transfer among Annex I Countries
Technology transfer among the Annex I countries is largely private sector
driven. There are strong R&D institutions, and interfaces exist between
R&D institutions, forest departments and private plantation companies. There
is a significant quantity of timber export among Annex I countries. Thus mechanisms
such as timber certification and financial incentives for sustainably logged
timber could facilitate adoption of sustainable practices even in Annex I countries.
NGOs could play a significant role in educating the consumers about import and
certification of sustainable timber coming from other Annex I countries and
recycling of forest products.