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Vietnam’s VPA implementation progresses as stakeholders meet

The third meeting of the multistakeholder group set up to support implementation of the EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on forest law enforcement, governance and trade took place...

EU, China and Africa explore ways to work together in their forestry cooperation

At the International Workshop on China-Africa Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Management, participants from Europe, China and Africa discussed synergies among green finance, China’s engagement in...

Ghana’s Forestry Commission to brief EU Member States on FLEGT progress

Representatives from the Forestry Commission of Ghana will meet EU Member States in Brussels this month to review progress towards Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing....

Central African Republic and the EU release 2016 annual report on VPA progress

Central African Republic and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in 2016.

EU and China agree on their 2018 cooperation under the BCM

China and the European Union (EU) are strengthening their efforts to address illegal logging and promote legal timber trade through their Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on Forest Law...

Study identifies options for legal timber legislation in China

A summary report of the Feasibility Analysis of the Incorporation of Timber Legality Requirements into Chinese Laws or Regulations to Promote Trade in Legal Forest Products has been published.

Le Congo et l’Union européenne adoptent les outils de mise en œuvre de leur Accord sur l’exploitation forestière illégale

La République du Congo et l’Union européenne (UE) ont adopté un plan quinquennal pour la mise en œuvre de leur Accord de Partenariat Volontaire (APV) visant à enrayer l'exploitation forestière...

Congo and the EU adopt tools to implement their Agreement on illegal logging

The Republic of Congo and the European Union (EU) have adopted a five-year plan for the implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) aimed at eliminating illegal logging.

Indonesia and the EU release 2016 annual report on VPA progress

Indonesia and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement from May 2015 to December 2016.

Ghana visits Indonesia to learn FLEGT licensing lessons

With Ghana moving towards full implementation of its Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU on illegal logging, representatives of its forest sector stakeholders have visited Indonesia...

Indonesia shipped verified legal timber worth more than 1 billion euros to EU in first year of FLEGT licensing

Indonesia has shipped verified legal timber and timber products worth more than 1 billion euros to the EU since it began issuing such products with FLEGT licences one year ago.

Junior Forest Governance Expert at the EFI Office, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

EFI is seeking a Junior Forest Governance Expert to support its FLEGT and REDD work in South East Asia. The Junior Expert will backstop FLEGT country and regional teams in their support to FLEGT...

Indonesia and EU celebrate one year of certified legal timber trade

Indonesia and EU have held a conference to celebrate the first anniversary of the scheme licensing certified legal timber products that Indonesia exports to the EU.

Collaboration en RCA pour la transparence forestière

Une mission d’observation indépendante effectuée en République Centrafricaine fait partie des actions menées dans le pays dans le cadre du Plan d’action sur l’application des règlementations...

Collaboration in CAR for transparency in the forest sector

A mandated independent observation project carried out in the Central African Republic is one of the actions initiated in the country as part of the European Union (EU) Action Plan on Forest Law...

New regulations in Ghana important milestone for full VPA implementation

New regulations enacted by Ghana on 3 November 2017 address entrenched forest governance challenges and are an important milestone on the road to the full implementation of the country’s Voluntary...

Cameroon and the EU release 2016 annual report on VPA progress

Cameroon and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in 2016.

Call for tender: Facilitation services for FLEGT VPAs in Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Guyana

The European Forest Institute has issued a call Facilitation services for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements in Ghana, Liberia, Republic of Congo,...

Call for tender: National FLEGT Expert for Indonesia

The objective of the assignment is to support the Government of Indonesia (GoI) and the EU in the licensing phase of the VPA.

World Wood-Based Panels Conference addresses timber legality

The legality of timber and timber products was a recurrent theme at the Fourth World Wood-Based Panels Conference that took place from 22-23 September 2017, in Linyi, China.