Patent search strategies for various areas of ‘environmental’ technologies have been developed at OECD and have been used to produce the dataset. EPO patent counts are based on data received from the European Patent Office.
Illegal trade in tropical timber contributes to forest destruction. Many hardware suppliers are now selling timber that has been certified as legal and sustainable. Next time you shop for wood-products, check for labels such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
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