News archive 2016

Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2016 annual report on VPA progress

Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2016 annual report on VPA progress The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a  joint report  on progress in implementing...

EU and Thailand hold first talks on forest governance and legal timber trade deal

EU and Thailand hold first talks on forest governance and legal timber trade deal Thailand and the European Union (EU) have held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership...

Guyana and EU test timber legality agreement on the ground

Guyana and EU test timber legality agreement on the ground Guyana is a step closer towards concluding a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU), after completing a...

EU and Congo assess progress towards timber legality verification and other VPA goals

EU and Congo assess progress towards timber legality verification and other VPA goals The Republic of the Congo and the European Union held the sixth meeting of their Voluntary Partnership...

EU and Liberia aim to intensify VPA implementation

Representatives of the EU and Liberia have identified ways to boost implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), which aims to address illegal logging, improve forest governance...

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,...

Briefing: Timber trade flows and investments between China and VPA countries

Briefing: Timber trade flows and investments between China and VPA countries The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing based on research into flows of timber and investments between the...

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...