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EFI seeks a Land-Use Governance Expert

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking Land-Use Governance Expert to reinforce the EU REDD Facility and its portfolio in Africa. The position is based at EFI’s office in Barcelona, Spain.

Trees give small farmers in Thailand access to loans

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a story describing how farmers in Thailand are starting to reap the benefits from international timber trade talks between Thailand and the European Union.

Recognising Indonesian V-legal documents in China: Exploring the options

Under its Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union, Indonesia issues export licences attesting to the legality of its timber shipments to non-EU markets. These “V-Legal...

Evaluation of EU rules on illegal logging: public feedback opportunity

The European Commission has invited public feedback on EU action to tackle illegal logging - the harvesting of wood in contravention of the laws and regulations.

South-east Asian countries share progress to tackle illegal logging and its associated trade

The 7th Regional Training Workshop on Timber Legality Assurance took place from 19 to 21 November 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Participants discussed their efforts to tackle illegal logging and its...

Valérie Merckx to lead EU FLEGT and REDD Facilities

Valérie Merckx has been appointed as Head of the FLEGT and REDD Unit, and will start in her position immediately.

Strong law enforcement drives responsible timber businesses in Ghana

The EU FLEGT Facility has published a story reporting how law enforcement and continuous checks on operators are transforming business practices in Ghana’s timber sector.

Indonesia and the EU release 2018 annual report on VPA progress

Indonesia and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement from January to December 2018.

Analysis of China’s trade with the EU and VPA countries 2007-2017

The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note summarising an analysis of China’s trade with the European Union (EU) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries on Forest Law Enforcement,...

The Republic of the Congo and the EU release 2018 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 from January to December 2018.

La République du Congo et l’UE encouragent le redoublement des efforts dans la mise en œuvre de leur APV

La République du Congo et l’Union européenne (UE) ont fait le suivi de la mise en œuvre de leur Accord de Partenariat Volontaire (APV) visant à promouvoir la bonne gouvernance forestière. Les deux...

Three years of FLEGT licensing: EU and Indonesia take stock of forest governance progress

The EU and Indonesia embarked on an ambitious journey to improve forest governance and promote trade in legal timber over a decade ago. This month, the two parties celebrated the third anniversary...

EFI seeks an Administrative Officer

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking an Administrative Officer for the EU FLEGT and REDD facilities, based at EFI's office in Barcelona, Spain.

Old wood becomes a source of legal timber in Thailand

Reclaimed timber is contributing to Thailand’s local economy and becoming an important livelihoods source. Timber from old houses that have come to the end of their lifecycle are being bought by...

Call for tender: Facilitateur FLEGT & REDD en Côte d’Ivoire

The European Forest Institute has issued a call for a Facilitateur FLEGT & REDD en Côte d’Ivoire.

Briefing note provides new insights on small and micro-sized entities in the Mekong forestry sector

Little is known about the small and micro-sized entities (SmEs) engaged in the forestry sector in the Mekong region, their characteristics, the number and gender of people involved in the...

Responsible trade in tropical timber: exporting and importing countries explain the actions they are taking

Representatives from tropical timber exporting and importing countries discussed responsible trade in timber at a session during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Incheon, Korea on 19 June 2019.