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The Republic of the Congo and the EU review progress towards VPA implementation

The Republic of the Congo and the European Union held the third meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in Brazzaville on 25 and 26 November. The JIC discussed issues related to...

Cameroon and the EU release 2014 report on VPA progress

Cameroon  and the EU have released a  joint report  on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in 2014. The report describes progress made with the timber...

Republic of the Congo and the EU release biannual report on VPA progress in 2013-2014

The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a  joint report  on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between 2013 and 2014. The report describes...

Liberia and the EU review progress in VPA implementation

Liberia and the European Union held the second meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in Monrovia on 10-12 June 2015.

ASEAN member states increase cooperation on FLEG

The ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (ARKN-FLEG), an expert network supporting the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF), met in Vientiane, Laos, on 21...

Stakeholders in Republic of the Congo develop online tool for public monitoring of FLEGT legality indicators

The civil society organisations Cercle d'Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts (CAGDF) and  World Resources Institute (WRI) are developing an electronic database that will allow the public...

ECCAS organises Central African ministerial conference on the green economy and legal timber policy

The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is hosting the Conference of Ministers of ECCAS on the Fund for the Green Economy in...

Côte d’Ivoire and the EU hold second VPA negotiation session

Representatives of Côte d’Ivoire and the EU met in Brussels from 24 to 26 June for the second negotiation session of the VPA.

Cameroon’s multistakeholder working group maintains momentum on VPA implementation

The joint implementation committee in Cameroon has set up a working group with members from a broad spectrum of stakeholders to move the VPA process forward.

Côte d’Ivoire begins legality verification discussions following second VPA negotiation session with EU in Brussels

After an introduction of timber legality verification concepts during the second VPA negotiation sessions, the Technical Negotiation Committee, with the support of GIZ, the German agency for...

Forest governance practitioners gather in the UK for a comprehensive short course on best practices

For the fifth year in a row, the Improving Forest Governance course brought together forest governance practitioners from government, civil society and the private sector.

Republic of the Congo makes forest sector information public

In the Republic of the Congo, the Ministry of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development made forest sector information available in line with Annex X of the VPA.

VPA practitioners from central Africa share their achievements in public information in the forest sector

Forest and environment officials from five central African countries gathered in Douala, Cameroon, to share their experiences of developing and implementing the public information requirement noted...

Liberia and EU review VPA implementation in the first Joint Implementation Committee meeting

Members of the joint implementation committee (JIC) for the Liberia-EU VPA met for the first JIC meeting in Monrovia, on 27-29 May 2014.

Cameroon and the EU release 2013 report on VPA progress

Cameroon and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Cameroon-EU VPA in 2013. Based on the 2013 work plan of the joint implementation committee, the report...

FLEGT practitioners in Ghana coordinate actions on domestic timber legal reform

Ten organisations working on the VPA in Ghana met to present their projects and to coordinate their activities at a one-day meeting organised by the Ghana Forestry Commission and the EU delegation...

Ghana and the EU report on VPA progress in 2011

Ghana and the EU have published the second annual report on VPA implementation covering the period from January to December 2011.

Cameroon increases transparency in the forest sector

The VPA implementation process continues in Cameroon with an emphasis on developing procedures to make information on the forest sector publicly available.

Congo changes web address for VPA website

The VPA website of the Republic of the Congo has changed domain from .org to .info.

Côte d’Ivoire negotiation group refines definition of legal timber

On 8 April, representatives of the EU and the VPA negotiation committee of Côte d’Ivoire held its sixth technical session by video conference to discuss principles, criteria and indicators for the...
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