Institute of

International Forestry and Forest Economics


Anna Frerck
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
Phone: +49 40 739 62 301
Fax: +49 40 739 62 399

Politician Steffi Lemke visits Thünen Centre of Competence on the Origin of Timber


Prominent visitors on St. Nicholas’ Day: On Dec. 6, Steffi Lemke, the Parliamentary Secretary of the German Parliament's BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN fraction, Katrin Blaufuss, specialist for nature conservation and David Hoffmann were guests of the Centre of Competence in Hamburg.

(© Thünen-Institut; Ilja Hendel)

In addition to insights into the practical work of the centre (the microscopic determination of wood products, wood charcoal and paper) the visitors were informed extensively about the significance of global market analysis and certification systems for wood.

In the discussion with the Thünen scientists, Gerald Koch, Matthias Dieter and Ulrich Bick, criticism was also voiced with regard to the implementation of the EUTR – above all the exceptions of certain product groups and the slow implementation of the EUTR in other EU States. Steffi Lemke praised the "excellent work" of the Centre of Competence on Twitter.

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