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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
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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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Short Course on Forest Governance. Operationalising Equity and Justice in REDD+, PES and FLEGT

24 Aug
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Organised by University of East Anglia and RECOFTC
This course targets managerial level professionals working in government institutions, civil society organisations and the private sector. It is composed of theoretical, policy and practice orientated components, and aims to provide professionals with state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and tools...
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Ecuadorian indigenous leader killed days before planned protest at COP20. How many more environmental defenders will die before the world takes notice?

While governments debate the minutiae of curbing emissions at the UN’s annual climate jamboree, people on the frontline of the environmental struggle are getting killed. On 28th November, just days before this year’s climate conference (COP20) was due to start, an indigenous Shuar leader went...
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Summary: Forum on Governance, Legality Verification Systems and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector.

This publication captures the key issues that resulted from the discussions from the conference which engaged 140 regional stakeholders, as well as public and private sector representatives from 10 Latin America countries and from demand side markets such as the EU and the US. The conference aimed...
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Scientists call for an end to industrial use of primary forests

A new science-based coalition – IntAct (International Action for Primary Forests) is calling for an end to the industrial exploitation of earth’s remaining primary forests. The coalition is backed by leading international forest scientists and organisations in the fields of development and human...
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New Global Witness site: Putting people in charge of their forests

Millions of people live in forests and depend on them for everything. Shouldn’t they have a say in how they’re managed? Our new collection of stories from Africa to Latin America shows how putting communities in charge of their forests is having a transformative effect on development and ecosystems...
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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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FAO PROFESSIONAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN ( FAO ) is seeking a Forestry Officer (FLEGT Private Sector Specialist, P4) with duty station in FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.
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Improving Forest Governance Course 2016

08 Jun
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Telford, United Kingdom
Organised by Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT, University of Wolverhampton
The Improving Forest Governance course is a 4-week, UK-based residential course that covers a variety of forest governance issues. The course is conducted in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation and is taught by experienced tutors from the Centre for International...
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Traders review Brazil-Belgium timber trade

Ghent, Belgium, December 2014 —A workshop on the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan was held at the end of November, specifically for members of the Belgian Timber Importers Federation (BE TIF). Representatives from TRAFFIC, BE TIF, Belgium’s...
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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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A new publication about Control and Forest Monitoring

"Process of Control and Forest Monitoring at the Pacific Region and part of the Andes Region of Colombia" is the title of the new publication produced by The Forest Governance Positioning Project in Colombia, as a result of the systematization of experiences of the second year. With 94 pages, the...
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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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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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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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Training Plan on Forest Governance in Valle del Cauca

With the support of the Forest Governance Positioning Project in Colombia PPGFC, was held the closing workshop “Training Plan on Forest Governance for the environmental authority of Valle del Cauca CVC – 2014”. The workshop took place from November 24th to 26th, at the campsite of the University of...
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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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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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