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.
A new €6.25m project, funded by the European Union and managed by the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT, University of Wolverhampton), was launched in Kinshasa, DRC, on Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Today the Centre for International Development Training (CIDT), University of Wolverhampton launches a set of training materials to support forest monitors around the world. You can view the materials at: http://cidt.org.uk/ifm-training.
Thailand and the European Union (EU) have held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance and promote trade in verified legal timber products.