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Two assessments inform progress on EU-Lao PDR VPA negotiation

Two reports contribute to an undertaking by the European Union (EU) and the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic (PDR) to initiate joint assessments to provide a baseline for, and inform progress of,...

Laos-EU VPA negotiations advance

The European Union (EU) and Laos have held their second round of face-to-face negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The...

Laos and EU hold first face-to-face VPA negotiations

Laos and EU hold first face-to-face VPA negotiations The European Union and Laos held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance,...

Study for understanding timber flows and control in Lao PDR

Study for understanding timber flows and control in Lao PDR

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Call for tender: national forest and timber sector specialist Lao PDR

The European Forest Institute has issued a call to seek for a national forest and timber sector specialist for Lao PDR.

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...

Study for understanding timber flows and control in Lao PDR published

The key objective of this study is to improve the understanding of timber flows in Lao PDR and to understand the roles of the government agencies involved in the timber supply chain, from forest...

Stakeholders in Lao PDR plan ways to engage in VPA processes

Twenty participants in Lao PDR from government, private sector, civil society organisations and academic institutions participated in a workshop on stakeholder engagement in Siem Reap from 7 to 17...

Stakeholders explore options for improving legal compliance and enforcement related to forest conversion in Mekong countries

Experts from Cambodia,  Laos , Myanmar,  Thailand  and  Vietnam  with experience in FLEGT, REDD+ and corporate responsibility met to discuss forest conversion and...

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...

Lao People’s Democratic Republic hosts ASEAN training workshop on timber legality assurance

About 70 participants from nine  Association of Southeast Asian Nations  (ASEAN) member states, India and the EU attended a workshop on timber legality assurance systems held in...

Resource materials: Fourth training workshop on timber legality assurance in South East Asia

Resource materials   ASEAN timber trade, customs and timber legality: Scoping study Combating Illegal Logging: Lessons from the EU FLEGT Action Plan Video: The Story...

Presentations: Fourth training workshop on timber legality assurance in South East Asia

Presentations   Introduction to workshop programme  - Alexander Hinrichs Update on international activities to promote timber legality and good governance ...

Fourth training workshop on timber legality assurance in South East Asia

Workshop proceedings: Fourth training workshop on timber legality assurance in South East Asia About 70 participants from nine Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states,...

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Stakeholder groups in Laos help further VPA negotiations

The National Negotiation Support and Development Committee, with support from the EU FLEGT Facility, identified the key elements of a roadmap for VPA negotiations during a stakeholder workshop in...

Stakeholders from Mekong countries discuss ideas for forest governance curriculum

Stakeholders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand and Vietnam met in a workshop in Laos on 8–10 January to discuss the development of academic curriculums on forest governance.

Laos, Germany agree support for timber trade control

In early October the Lao government and the German Agency for International Development (GIZ) in Laos agreed minutes for a new 5.8 million euro technical cooperation project.

Workshop in preparation for VPA negotiations held in Lao PDR

A workshop was held in Vientiane on 22–23 November in preparation for the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiations between the European Union and the Government of Lao PDR, which...

FLEGT Workshop in Laos

A workshop on the Timber Supply and Tracking Study was conducted by the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia.
The workshop, held in Vientiane on the 9th of January...