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2nd EU REDD+ Projects Coordination Meeting / Final Report

Executive summary The 2 nd EU REDD+ Projects Coordination Meeting took place in Brussels, on 3 and 4 July 2012. The meeting was organised by the European Commission, and had two main aims: · sharing updates on EU funded REDD+ projects; and · exchanging information and taking stock of experiences in...
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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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Alastair HERD's interview - FLEGT Week 2012

Alastair HERD, Project Manager at The Forest Trust (TFT), explained that TFT in partnership with a number of European Timber Trade Federations manages the Timber Trade Action Plan (TTAP), a project funded by the European Commission in 2005, which aims to reduce the trade in illegal wood products...
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Forest Governance Forum - Kinshasa - September 11 & 12

The fourth Forest Governance Forum will take place on 11 and 12 September 2012 in Kinshasa, DRC – location to be confirmed soon. Inspired by the Illegal Logging Update Meetings hosted biannually by Chatham House in London, Forest Governance Forum is designed to create an in-country space for...
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Guidance on the EU Timber Regulation published

The European Commission has published a guidance document which explains aspects of the EU Timber Regulation and the two secondary acts. The guidance defines important terms such as ‘placing on the market’ and gives examples in which a company or individual would be considered an ‘operator’. It...
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Faith DOHERTY's interview - FLEGT Week 2012

At the FLEGT Week 2012, Faith DOHERTY, Forest Campaign Team Leader at the Environment Investigation Agency (EIA), shared her views on working relations between civil society and the EU, and on civil society's role, success and challenges in the sector of Indonesian forests. http://www.eia-...
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Talks begin on support for legal timber harvesting in Ecuador

Traducción al español más abajo / Spanish translation below) Quito, Ecuador, 30 th October 2012 — representatives from throughout the timber sector in Ecuador met with European Union (EU) delegates last month, to discuss implementation of an action plan that aims to ensure that only legally...
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Cameroon and the EU report on VPA progress

Cameroon and the EU have released two joint reports on progress in implementing the Cameroon-EU VPA. VPA negotiations concluded in October 2010, the agreement was ratified and it entered into force on 1 December 2011. The first report summarises activities and progress in 2010 and 2011. The second...
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