News archive 2011

Sabah takes further steps to develop a REDD+ Roadmap

A two-day workshop, organised by the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD) and WWF-Malaysia, was held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to further Sabah's REDD+ framework development process.

Top experts to convene in Forests Indonesia conference in September

Leading international and national experts on forests and their roles in supporting the economy and mitigating climate change will convene in Jakarta on 27 September 2011 to discuss the challenges...

Vietnam prepares to maintain and expand its markets in the EU, US and Japan

Vietnam is adapting to changing international markets that increasingly require legally verified timber.

Baseline Study Lao PDR Published

As part of FLEGT Asia’s information collection role, a number of forest governance, markets and trade Baseline Studies have been carried out in the region.

Results of Forest Tenure Conference discussed between Indonesia and the US

The results of a conference on Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise were discussed during the second meeting of the U.S.-Indonesia Joint Commission under the bilateral Comprehensive Partnership.

EIA publishes report on illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report on the illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam.

Vietnam and EU to meet in August

The EU and Vietnam will meet in early August to continue talks about a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA).

Timber Trade Flow Maps of China and the Mekong Region

FLEGT Asia has published a report compiling timber trade flow maps of China and the Mekong Region.

EU-Liberia VPA signed

The EU-Liberia Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was signed in Brussels on the 27 July 2011. More information on the Agreement can be found here.

EFI's EU FLEGT News July/August 2011 released!

The 9th issue of EFI's EU FLEGT Newsletter has been released in English, French and Spanish.

REDD+ developments in Papua New Guinea

In an interesting article, Colin Filer who is an anthropologist and associate professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, explores where Papua New...

Prime Ministers of UK and Malaysia look forward to successful conclusion of FLEGT VPA

Prime Minister David Cameron and the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Razak have published a joint statement following a meeting in London on 14 July 2011.

Research shows that deforestation in Southeast Asia is still ongoing

According to researchers from the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), forest cover in Southeast Asia continues to decline at a...

Research shows that deforestation in Southeast Asia is still ongoing

According to researchers from the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) and the National University of Singapore (NUS), forest cover in Southeast Asia continues to decline at a...

Baseline Study China published

As part of FLEGT Asia’s information collection role, a number of Baseline Studies have been undertaken in the region. The first study, undertaken by Forest Trends, has just been published: Baseline...

President of Indonesia asks countries to refuse Indonesia's illegal timber

In a speech, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia called on foreign countries to stop receiving illegal timber to help the country safeguard its huge rainforest.

EFI's EU FLEGT News May/June 2011 released!

The 8th issue of EFI's EU FLEGT Newsletter has been released in English, French and Spanish.

EU-Liberia announce VPA to ensure legal timber exports to European markets

EU and the Government of Liberia announced a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on May 9th, 2011. The full press release of this 6th VPA is available here.

Indonesia and the EU sign pact to end exports of illegal timber

The Government of Indonesia and the EU signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement to ensure that only legally verified timber is exported from Indonesia to the EU.

Study on sustainable consumption in China

The advertising and marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather conducted a survey on sustainable consumption in China, collecting the opinions of 1,300 Chinese consumers across the country.
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