The major threat to tropical forests today comes not from loggers but from large-scale forest clearance to meet rising demand for agricultural commodities.
On 21-23 June, the European Commission welcomes in Brussels stakeholders from around the world to discuss the way forward on tropical deforestation and illegal logging.
Forests converted for agricultural, mining, infrastructure and urban expansion purposes represent more than half of worldwide deforestation.
On 28 June 2016, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the independent evaluation of the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the review of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
The Call for Tenders "Support services for implementing the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Regulation" has been published:
Civil society groups in Indonesia have issued a position paper urging Indonesia and the EU to do more to implement their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to address illegal logging.
EFI Procurement 17-8.2-2016-R
Tegucigalpa, 20 April 2016