Indonesia and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement from May 2015 to December 2016.
Indonesia and the EU have held a conference to celebrate the first anniversary of the scheme licensing certified legal timber products that Indonesia exports to the EU.
Indonesia has shipped verified legal timber and timber products worth more than 1 billion euros to the EU since it began issuing such products with FLEGT licences one year ago.
Civil society groups in Indonesia have issued a position paper urging Indonesia and the EU to do more to implement their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to address illegal logging.
A recent report, Who Watches the Watchmen, by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) with Malaysian NGO Grassrootsreveals major flaws in the system of scrutiny which underpins the RSPO’s guarantee of sustainable production of palm oil.