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Southeast Asia marks progress in combating illegal timber trade

Southeast Asia marks progress in combating illegal timber trade Representatives from eight member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) shared their achievements in...

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert to Thailand

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert to Thailand   The call for tender has been issued under the reference:  31-8.2-2016-F National FLEGT Expert to Thailand The closing date...

Central African Republic and the EU release 2015 report on VPA progress

Central African Republic and the EU release 2015 report on VPA progress Central African Republic and the EU have released a  joint report  on progress in implementing the...

Honduras y la UE ponen a prueba el AVA con una prueba de campo

Honduras y la UE ponen a prueba el AVA con una prueba de campo Honduras ha avanzado un paso más hacia la conclusión de un Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación (AVA) con la Unión Europea tras...

Honduras and the EU test the VPA on the ground

Honduras and the EU test the VPA on the ground Honduras has moved a step closer towards concluding a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) after completing a...

New briefing on VPAs, land-use governance and NDCs

New briefing on VPAs, land-use governance and NDCs The EU FLEGT and EU REDD facilities have released a briefing exploring how VPAs, REDD+ and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)...

EU and Central African Republic assess progress towards restart of support to VPA implementation

The Central African Republic and the European Union held the third meeting of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in Brazzaville on 7-9 December 2016.

EU and Indonesia hail milestone in partnership against illegal logging

EU and Indonesia hail milestone in partnership against illegal logging Representatives of the EU and Indonesia last week celebrated the start of Indonesia’s FLEGT licensing scheme for exports...

Ghana advances towards FLEGT licensing

Ghana is making good progress in implementing its Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU ahead of FLEGT licensing, according to the joint body that oversees implementation of the...

EFI seeks a communications officer and an office manager for the new office in Bonn

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a communications officer and an office manager for the new EFI office in Bonn. The new office will be established in 2017 and established in the Bonn...

Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2015 annual report on VPA progress

The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in 2015.

Vietnam and the EU agree in principle on FLEGT VPA

After nearly six years of negotiations, the European Union and Vietnam have agreed in principle on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance, address illegal logging and...

Indonesia and EU launch FLEGT licensing for legal timber to combat illegal logging

Indonesia and the EU launch are hailing “a major milestone” in the global fight to end illegal logging, with the launch today of Indonesia’s FLEGT licensing scheme for exports to the EU of verified...

From negotiation to implementation: VPA countries share lessons with Guyana

From negotiation to implementation: VPA countries share lessons with Guyana Guyana needs to ensure that the transition from negotiating to implementing its Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA)...

Liberia and EU recognise progress and agree to strengthen VPA implementation

Liberia and EU recognise progress and agree to strengthen VPA implementation The fourth meeting of the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC), which oversees implementation of the FLEGT...

Call for tender: Diagnoses and regulatory assessments of small and informal forest products enterprises in the Mekong Region

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for the diagnoses and regulatory assessments of small and informal forest products enterprises in the Mekong Region. The objective of this...

The wait is over. FLEGT licences are coming

Indonesia and the European Union today agreed that from 15 November 2016 Indonesia can issue ‘FLEGT’ licences to verified legal timber products it exports to the EU.

FLEGT licence information point launches

The EU FLEGT Facility has produced an online resource to support accurate and coherent communication about FLEGT licences and trade in FLEGT-licensed products.

Call for tender for media relations services

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for tender media relations services. The objective of this assignment is to provide media relations services to the EU FLEGT Facility and the EU REDD...

Call for tender to support the Ghana Forestry Commission

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for tender for supporting the Ghana Forestry Commission (FC). The objective of the tender is to support the FC in the implementation of IT and solar...