News archive 2011

Timber Importers and Retailers Only Buy Legal or Better from Indonesia

From September 1st 2011 members of the NZ Imported Tropical Timber Group (NZITTG) will only import or sell timber from Indonesia that has credible verification of legality, as a first step towards...

Upcoming conference: “Forests, Markets, Policy & Practice” in Shanghai

"Forests, Markets, Policy & Practice" International Conference and Technical Workshops to be held in Shanghai on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2011.

Second Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on EU Timber Regulation

The meeting will take place at the Jacques Delors building in Brussels on April 28. Link to further information and to the project website can be found here.

EFI's EU FLEGT News March/April 2011 released!

The 7th issue of EFI's EU FLEGT Newsletter has been released in English, French and Spanish.

DRC VPA Roadmap and summary of first negotiations available online

The summary of the first VPA negotiation session between Democratic Republic of Congo and the EU and the VPA Roadmap created during the negotiations in Kinshasa, DRC on February 14-17, 2011 are now...

Liberia and the EU in the run-up to concluding a timber trade agreement

Voluntary Partnership Agreement to be signed on 9th May 2011 in Monrovia. The full press release can be found here.

Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on EU Timber Regulation

The meeting will take place at the Borschette Centre in Brussels on March 21. Link to further information and to the project website is available here.

EFI's EU FLEGT News December/January/February 2010/2011 released!

The 6th issue of EFI's EU FLEGT Newsletter has been released in English, French and Spanish.

EuropeAid call for proposals in Liberia launched

The Call for Proposals EuropeAid/130683/L/ACT/LR - Supporting participation of national civil society organisations in FLEGT VPA implementation in Liberia has been launched.

EFI Policy Brief 5: 'Changing Markets’ published

The ‘EFI Policy Brief 5: Changing International Markets for Timber and Wood Products – Main Policy Instruments’ has now been published in English, French and Spanish.

EFI to host the EU REDD Facility

According to the contract signed by Director Risto Päivinen with Europe Aid on 22 December 2010, EFI will host the newly established EU REDD Facility.
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