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Julia Hedtjarn Swaling uploaded a new Document 23 January 2014
Richard Wainwright uploaded a new Document 24 January 2014

This report draws on examples from across Africa to explain key aspects of law and explore ways of identifying, creating and making the most of opportunites for positive legal reform.

Julia Hedtjarn Swaling uploaded a new Document 18 March 2014
Julia Hedtjarn Swaling uploaded a new Document 21 March 2014

The year 2013 marked the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, so it seemed timely to reflect on the aspects that had worked well over the past ten years – and those that had worked less well – to draw the main lessons.

Valerie de Liedekerke uploaded a new Document 26 March 2014

The Study found the following shortcomings:

Since its inception the SVLK standard was weakened repeatedly.

SVLK certifies operations which are not in compliance with various government regulations.

SVLK certifies operations which are not sustainable.

Faith Doherty uploaded a new Document 26 March 2014

New analysis of the Myanmar Government’s forestry and trade data points to a multi-billion dollar illegal logging and exports black hole – indicating widespread criminality and official corruption.

Bienvenu Louzolo uploaded a new Document 7 April 2014

It is becoming apparent that 2014 will be a critical year for the forest community.Legislative reform at the Ministry of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development (MEFDD) continues with the revision of the Forest Law and th

Julia Hedtjarn Swaling uploaded a new Document 15 April 2014

EU FAO FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs. Grants of up to €100 000 are channeled through the Programme to support the ongoing VPA process in the targeted country.

Faith Doherty uploaded a new Document 12 May 2014

China’s furniture craze drives Siam rosewood to extinction

May 12, 2014

China’s luxury furniture craze steeped in blood & driving Siam rosewood to extinction

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