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ClientEarth Forests uploaded a new Document 1 November 2017

As major timber consuming markets, the EU, US, Australia, and most recently, Japan, have all introduced laws to restrict the access of illegally harvested timber to their markets. While the laws are essentially addressing the same issue, there are some important differences.

Louise Truslove uploaded a new Document 10 February 2016

A recent report, Who Watches the Watchmen, by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) with Malaysian NGO Grassrootsreveals major flaws in the system of scrutiny which underpins the RSPO’s guarantee of sustainable production of palm oil.

Louise Truslove uploaded a new Document 17 September 2015

The conviction and subsequent pardon of 155 Chinese nationals in July for illegal logging in Myanmar threw a spotlight on how massive volumes of timber stolen from the county’s precious frontier forests have been flowing unhindered into China for decades.

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 21 July 2015

Chatham House’s first assessment of international progress in tackling illegal logging was encouraging. Published in 2010, it found that concerted efforts in the early 2000s to improve law enforcement had resulted in a significant decline in illegal logging in many countries.

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 21 July 2015

查塔姆研究所对全球范围内非法采伐治理工作的第
一次评估结果令人鼓舞。评估结果发表于2010年,
认为21世纪早期各国合力加强执法工作, 许多国家
的非法采伐问题得到了明显改善。

但在2012至2014年间进行的第二次评估却展现出
更加复杂的情况。国家层面取得的进展有目共睹,
几乎所有接受评估的消费国非法木材进口份额都有
所减少。许多生产国尽管在森林治理方面的工作
仍非常薄弱, 但已经在其他众多领域取得了持续发
展。相应的, 接受评估的生产国中许多已经减少了
非法木材的出口份额。

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 21 July 2015

This latest assessment of international efforts to improve forest governance and tackle illegal logging is based on studies undertaken in nineteen countries between 2013 and 2014. The findings show a mixed picture. At the national level progress is clearly evident.