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FLEGT, VPA, EUTR and their possible impact on the Bolivian timber sector

Dear All, I would like to share with you all an excellent report prepared by Christopher Carden, Robbert Wijers and Paul Zambon on the forest sector in Bolivia, financed by CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Import from developing countries) of The Netherlands (related to the Ministry of Foreign...
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Meeting With SGS Signature

Meeting With SGS Signature On August 22 Positioning Project representatives of Forest Governance in Colombia (which is funded by the European Union), accompanied by the Director-Colombia FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) José Luis Rengifo, held a meeting with members of the firm SGS, expert in...
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Guardians of the forests? 10 years of EU innovation in forest governance worldwide, achievements so far and challenges ahead.

09 Oct
From
Brussels, Belgium
Organised by Yannik Jadot, Fiona Hall and FERN
**Exploring a decade of achievements and challenges in the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme** **** ** llegal logging costs developing countries US$15 billion in lost revenues each year (World Bank), and has helped to fund national and regional conflicts. In March...
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Talks begin on support for legal timber harvesting in Ecuador

Traducción al español más abajo / Spanish translation below) Quito, Ecuador, 30 th October 2012 — representatives from throughout the timber sector in Ecuador met with European Union (EU) delegates last month, to discuss implementation of an action plan that aims to ensure that only legally...
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Team meets to develop EU forestry project in South America

(Traducción al español más abajo / Spanish translation below) Quito, Ecuador, November 2012 – Delegates from WWF Colombia, IUCN South America, and TRAFFIC met this November to develop implementation plans for an EU-funded forestry project in South America. The “ Supporting the implementation of the...
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TRAFFIC scoping study on illegal timber trade in South America

(traducción en español más abajo) Quito, Ecuador, 25 th February 2013—TRAFFIC is to carry out a scoping study into the timber trade in four countries in South America—Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The study “Analysis of trends in the timber market and perspectives for its link with the EU...
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Making the Forest Sector Transparent - Annual Transparency Report 2012

Since 2009, Making the Forest Sector Transparent has documented how well governments have met their commitments to improve forest sector governance and transparency. Forests are under severe threat from logging, mining and other industries, yet poor management and corruption facilitate their...
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Making the Forest Sector Transparent Press Release 7 February 2013

Promised forest sector reforms failing to materialise, study finds Lack of public access to information remains a major obstacle to saving rainforests 7 February 2013 Commitments to improve public access to information over how forests are managed in developing countries are not being met, said...
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Implementation of the Pact for Legal Timber and Forest Governance in Colombia / MINAMBIENTE AND CARDER SIGN AGREEMENT FOR OVER 499 MILLION PESOS

Bogota , March 22, 2013. - The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and CARDER , as an entity that represents the project positioning of forest governance in Colombia , today signed an agreement for $ 499,479,843 in Bogota The agreement aims to work together to develop actions...
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VPA negotiations in Honduras get underway

VPA negotiations between Honduras and the European Commission have started with a formal videoconference. During the videoconference, both parties emphasised the need to continue to improve the representativeness of all stakeholders and to keep everyone informed about FLEGT and the VPA. The scope...
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What is the EU FAO FLEGT Programme?

The EU-FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme ( EU FAO FLEGT Programme ) is a four year initiative that started in May 2012, and is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by FAO. It is a follow on Programme to the ACP-FLEGT Support Programme. Its overall objective is...
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Reunión anual del Pacto Intersectorial por la Madera Legal inició hoy en Bogotá / Annual Meeting on the Intersectorial Pact for Legal Timber starts today in Bogota

Cali, 05 de septiembre de 2013. – Cerca de 40 entidades y autoridades firmantes del Pacto Intersectorial por la Madera Legal, se encuentran reunidas desde hoy en la capital colombiana, y hasta mañana, con el propósito de revisar el nivel de cumplimiento de los compromisos adquiridos, así como...
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Colombia works on its Forest Control and Monitoring System

(Version en español mas abajo) Cali, August 21st 2013 - The Environmental Regional Autonomous Authority of Risaralda (CARDER), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC are organizing since yesterday the Forest Control and Monitoring System workshop in Colombia, on the International Center for Tropical...
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Team meets to review EU forestry project in South America

(Traducción al español más abajo / Spanish translation below) Quito, Ecuador, July 2013 – Delegates from WWF Colombia and TRAFFIC are meeting this week from Monday until Wednesday to review the progress made in an EU-funded forestry project in South America. The “Supporting the implementation of...
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Coffee Committee are trained in wood cubing

Technicians of the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Risaralda receive training by the core team of the Project Positioning of the Forest Governance in Colombia, with base in the guide of cubage of wood. The event is scheduled for March 3 from 8:00 am taking as a meeting of the Committee...
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ETFRN News 55: Linking FLEGT and REDD+ to Improve Forest Governance

Unlocking the potential for synergies between FLEGT and REDD+ An inventory of experiences from around the world The great potential for synergies between FLEGT and REDD+ has yet to be achieved in practice. This is the conclusion of the recently published ETFRN News “Linking FLEGT and REDD+ to...
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Dialogue with the community is key to Social Participation Strategy

Start the implementation of the Strategy for Social Participation for the Management of the Forest Heritage, the meeting was conducted with the Community Council of Santa Cecilia in the department of Risaralda. In the meeting that took place in Santa Cecilia, on 27 March, with the participation of...
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EU FAO FLEGT Programme calls for concept notes from VPA countries

EU FAO FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs. Grants of up to €100 000 are channeled through the Programme to support the ongoing VPA process in the targeted country. The selection of...
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Producers looking for Voluntary Forest Certification

Some forest producers from the Coffee Triangle described the workshop "Tools for certified producers or those with the purpose of being certified " as productive. The workshop was conducted by the Research Group on Tropical Andean Agroecosystems Management " GATA" (for its initials in Spanish),...
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The Third round of visits of technical support has been performed

The Forest Governance Positioning Project in Colombia, currently working in the Forest Governance strengthens in three regions of the country, thus improving the level of impact on reducing illegal logging and promoting sustainable forest management, carried out the third round of visits of...
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The PPGFC Developed an Strategy for Monitoring and Control Transformation and / or Marketing centers of Wood, to be Implemented by CARDER

The Strategy for Monitoring and Control Transformation and / or Marketing centers of Wood, developed by PPGFC at the request of CARDER, was presented on September 11th 2014 before the Steering Committee of the Corporation. CARDER will implement a Strategy for Monitoring and Control Transformation...
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