News archive 2011

New Head of EFI FLEGT and REDD Unit appointed

Mr. Heiko Liedeker has been appointed as the Head of the FLEGT and REDD Unit at the European Forest Institute.

EFI's EU FLEGT Newsletter November/December 2011 out now!

The 11th issue of EFI's EU FLEGT Newsletter has been released in English, French and Spanish.

Malaysian National Seminar on Social Forestry

On the 29 November 2011 EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia participated in a Malaysian National Seminar on Social Forestry, entitled ‘Raising Quality of Life of Communities and Sustainable Forest Management’ in...

Cartoon contest winner chosen

The winner of the first Manga Festival organized by The French Institute of Laos, in collaboration with the Swiss Embassy in Bangkok, the Japanese Embassy, the FSP Mekong programme, GIZ and EFI’s...

Forest Matters Published

Looking back at the 2011 International year of the forests, EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia Regional Programme has launched in November “Forest Matters”, a one-time magazine dedicated to forests and forestry...

Second round of negotiations on FLEGT VPA between Vietnam and EU

The second formal negotiation by a Technical Working Group took place in Hanoi on 24 – 25 November.

VPA between CAR and EU signed today

The Central African Repulic and the EU signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) in Brussels today. The official EC press release is available in English and in French.

Policy and Governance Short Course in Da Lat, Vietnam

EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia team was invited to present a paper during a Policy and Governance Short Course held 24-26 November 2011 in Da Lat, Vietnam.

Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill introduced in Parliament

The Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, introduced legislation in Parliament on behalf of the Australian Government on 23 November restricting the...

High level forum on legal timber in Malaysia

A public Forum on Legal Timber was held in Kuala Lumpur on 17 November organised by the EU Delegation to Malaysia, the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia and EFI’s EU...

Presentation on FLEGT to the National Assembly of Lao PDR

On 08 November, EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia programme, in collaboration with the EU Delegation to Laos, presented FLEGT at the first intersession meeting of the 7th legislation of the National Assembly...

Improving forest peoples tenure rights reduces poverty and improves forest conditions, says new study

While Asia’s rapid growth has lifted millions out of poverty, persistent pockets still remain in areas beyond the embrace of development. Some 450 million people in Asia-Pacific live in and around...

Improving Forest Peoples Tenure Rights Reduces Poverty and Improves Forest Conditions, says New Study

While Asia’s rapid growth has lifted millions out of poverty, persistent pockets still remain in areas beyond the embrace of development.

EFI's EU FLEGT News September/October 2011 released!

The 10th issue of EFI's EU FLEGT Newsletter has been released in English, French and Spanish.

Debt-for-nature exchange deal between US and Indonesia

The United States and Indonesia have struck a deal that will see US$28.5 million intended to repay Indonesia’s debts to the US transferred into a fund to preserve Borneo's forests.

Transparency International report on forest governance integrity in peninsular Malaysia

Transparency International has published its report on Forest Governance Integrity in Peninsular Malaysia.

The CAR VPA Briefing note available in English

The Briefing Note about the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the EU and the Central African Republic is now available online in English.

China to actively take part in international cooperation on forestry

The Chinese government has indicated that it will maintain its active participation in international forestry cooperation. "China will continue to support forestry related activities of other...

Champions of Asia-Pacific forests to win trip to Beijing

There are a number of opportunities to win a trip to Beijing which include return airfares and mid-range accommodation.

Australia’s draft Illegal Logging Bill 2011 reviewed

In an article published in the In-Wood Digital Magazine, Australia’s draft Illegal Logging Bill 2011 is discussed with Forest Industries Intelligence director Rupert Oliver.
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