It is too easy for community forests to be co-opted by logging companies and local elites for narrowly commercial and unsustainable ends.
The Republic of the Congo and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement in 201
The Republic of the Congo and the European Union held the sixth meeting of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) in Brazzaville on 17 and 22 May 2017.
When civil society organisations in Indonesia began proposing ways to end illegal logging, they knew they had a mountain to climb. In 2002, some 80 percent of logging there was illegally. Corruption and conflict were widespread. Trust was lacking.
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Forests converted for agricultural, mining, infrastructure and urban expansion purposes represent more than half of worldwide deforestation.