Representatives from China and the EU met on 6 March in Beijing to discuss joint work for 2014 under their Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on FLEGT.
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament ratified the VPA with Indonesia.
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...
Government officials, business leaders and members of civil society from China and Russia met at a workshop in February to discuss timber legality and the cross-border trade between China and the...
Côte d’Ivoire has begun preparations for the second round of VPA negotiations with the EU with a technical session held in Abidjan on 19–21 February.
The World Resources Institute and its partners from across the world launched Global Forest Watch (GFW) on 20 February.
Business operators and NGOs from Europe attended a conference in London on 5 February to learn about Ghana's progress in implementing its VPA.
Representatives of Indonesia, the EU Delegation to Indonesia and the EU FLEGT Facility met in Jakarta on 28–29 January 2014 and marked progress on VPA implementation.
The report of the eighth FLEGT annual coordination meeting, which took place on 9-11 October 2013, is available. About 150 people from the European Commission, the European...
The joint implementation committee for the VPA between Cameroon and the EU has outlined a priority action plan for implementation of the VPA throughout 2014. The committee agreed on the action plan...
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.
Cameroon and the EU have released two joint reports on progress in implementing the Cameroon-EU VPA.
A driving feature of the EU FLEGT Action Plan and VPAs is the EU’s strong commitment to poverty reduction.
A series of activities underway in Vietnam have taken the country closer towards concluding its VPA.
The VPA between Liberia and the EU came into force on 1 December, following its ratification by the two countries.
The first joint expert meeting between the Kingdom of Thailand and the EU took place in Bangkok on 13–14 November.
The EU and Indonesia agreed a draft action plan for the ongoing implementation of their VPA during a meeting in Jakarta in late November.
Liberia and the EU have published a progress report on the preparation for the VPA implementation. It covers the period 2011-2012 and has been produced by the Voluntary Partnership...
Ghana and the EU reconfirmed their commitment to the VPA process in Ghana during the sixth session of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism (JMRM) in Accra on 19–22 November.
Representatives of the private sector, civil society, government and certification schemes endorsed by PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) discussed VPAs and certification at...
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