Promoting the sustainable management of the worlds forests
C4D - Promoting the sustainable management of the worlds forests
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Guardians of the Forests
As the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) voluntary partnership agreements (VPA) enter the critical phase of implementation, Members of European Parliament (MEP) have stressed the need to involve and strengthen civil societies in partner countries, to ensure that VPA deliver long-lasting results.
Civil Society and Ghana’s FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements
FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) are bilateral trade agreements between the European Union (EU) and partner countries aimed at guaranteeing that wood exported to the EU is from legal sources, and at supporting countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America in order to combat illegal logging and improve the governance of their forests.
Civil Society Shares Their Experience of the VPA Process at FLEGT Week 2013
The European Union’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative calls on the involvement of civil society in the negotiation and implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) with timber exporting countries. But while getting a voice at the negotiating table is one thing, being able to contribute meaningfully during the full VPA process is another.
Threats to the Congo Basin
A major report on the Congo Basin has found the world’s “second lung” is struggling to maintain its rich biodiversity amid deforestation, poaching and the worsening effects of climate change.