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EU–China cooperation to stop illegal logging

The EU and China work together to combat illegal logging and associated trade globally through the Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance.

Current activities include:

  • Supporting the setting up of the new legislation in China on promotion of legally-sourced timber and timber products
  • Further developing trilateral cooperation between China, Indonesia and the EU on promoting trade of legally-sourced timber and timber products
  • Discussing and providing inputs to the guidelines on silviculture and sustainable forest management for Chinese enterprises operating overseas
  • Establishing the English version of the Common Information Window and revising the Chinese version of the website
  • Collaborating with development banks and other major financial institutions on green finance
  • Creating synergies and strengthening the cooperation between China and VPA countries in Asia and Africa on forest governance

For more information on the BCM, how it works, and its current and former activities, read: About the EU-China Bilateral Coordination Mechanism on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance.

About the EU-China Bilateral Coordination Mechanism on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance

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Past and current activities under the Bilateral Coordination Mechanism on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance

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