The problem: Australia imports products made from timber that is illegally harvested from the Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Solomon Islands. This rampant and unregulated illegal logging is linked to corruption, environmental destruction and loss of livelihood for forest communities.
Good Wood comes from ethically and ecologically sustainable sources. Buying Good Wood tells companies there is no market for illegal and destructive timber and forces them to act responsibly.
As a consumer, you have the power to save the world's forests and protect the climate.
The indigenous people of the Paradise Forests are suffering loss of livelihood, increased poverty and disease at the hands of illegal logging companies. They are losing their food, drinking water and medicine sources and getting next to nothing in return.
Good Wood is certified by a credible scheme such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC sets the international standard for credible forest management and chain of custody certification and remains the most widely recognised and best regarded in the world. Find out more about certification.
Ecotimber is one type of good wood that is in transition towards certification. It is produced by communities in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea with assistance from Greenpeace. Beautiful ecotimber is occasionally shipped to Australia for purchase. Find out more about ecotimber.
Forest destruction is responsible for about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions each year. This is because forests trap carbon and help stabilise the world's climate – when they are destroyed carbon is released, contributing to climate change.