This Toolkit is intended to inform law-makers about key legal issues that may arise when forests are cleared for conversion to another use, including agriculture, mining, infrastructure or urbanisation, and the risks that may stem from those issues.
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.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address
illegal logging, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), from November 2018 to January 2019 . As with
all of our previous editions, this issue will include information on what both the European
This 20 minute interview with Clare Brogan from theIDLgroup discusses her experience of working within the Ghana Forestry Commission and the negotiations for the Voluntary Partnership Agreement under the EU Forest Law and Environmental Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative.