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R&DWorks webinars are invaluable opportunities to catch up with the latest research results and best practice processes. On this page you’ll find links to recorded presentations.

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  • EPDs: do your products need them?

    On Wednesday 14th October 2014 at 11:00am – 12 noon AEST Jacqui Bonnitcha (Edge Environment) presented: EPDs: do your products need them?

    This webinar will provide FWPA members with information on the Market Opportunities For Industry- Wide And Company Specific Environmental Product Declarations (Epds) with particular reference to the GBCA Green Star 2014 Design and As Built Tool.

    Key points that will be covered include:

    - Moving from Life Cycle Inventory data to Life Cycle Assessments and EPDs

    - EPD standards including the difference between industry wide and company specific EPDs

    - EPDs as the basis for whole of building LCA 

    - EPDs in green star and case study examples

    - Examples of EPDs being used for product selection and future trends

    Presented by Jacqui Bonnitcha Principal  Consultant at Edge  Environment. Jacqui is jointly  delivering a series of Life Cycle Assessment trainings in partnership with the GBCA. She has a Master of the Built Environment (Sustainable Development).

    View the PowerPoint Presentaion here.

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  • The Australian Government’s Illegal Logging Laws – New Due Diligence Requirements for Imp...

    On Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 11:00am – 12 noon AEST Ben Mitchell (The Australian Goverment Deparment of Agriculture) will present: The Australian Government’s Illegal Logging Laws – New Due Diligence Requirements for Importers and Processors 

    This webinar will be delivered by Mr Ben Mitchell, Director of the International Forest Policy Section in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. 

    The Department is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and programs that will ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. 

    The webinar will outline the Australian Government’s illegal logging laws, with a particular focus on the new due diligence requirements that will come into effect on 30 November 2014. 

    It will outline why the laws have been implemented, what is expected of importers of timber products and processors of domestically grown raw logs under the new requirements, potential tools for satisfying these requirements and where businesses can go for further information. 

    Additional time will also be provided at the end of the presentation to allow participants to ask follow up questions about the laws. 

    Registrations for this webinar will be limited to a maximum of 100 participants. The presentation will be recorded and available for general download from www.fwpa.com.au shortly after the event. 

    In order to view the webinar, participants will require access to BOTH a phone line for the audio stream as well as a web browser to view the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.

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Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not-for-profit company, is the forestry and wood industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results to the forest and wood products industry in Australia. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, and investment in effective and relevant R&D.

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