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Lacey Act Strategy Session

Related: Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resources

Meridian Institute was commissioned by the Government of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative to assist the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Climate Advisers (a consulting firm specializing in U.S. climate change policy, international climate cooperation, global carbon markets and climate-related forest conservation) in the convening, preparation, design and hosting of a strategic planning session for the principal members of the US Lacey Act Coalition. The strategy session was held in March 2012 in Washington, DC.

The US Lacey Act was first passed by Congress in 1900 and has long been used to prevent commerce in illegally harvested wildlife. In 2008 Congress again updated the law, this time to add illegally sourced plants and plant products (including wood and timber products) to the list of prohibitions. For additional information on the US Lacey Act, please visit http://www.eia-global.org/forests_for_the_world/lacey.html.

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