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NEW: Training material on the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT

This training material can be used to inform about the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), FLEGT and related topics, such as legality, certification, verification, or chain of custody. It was created as a training of trainers to inform small and medium sized enterprises about the requirements of the EUTR...
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The Siamese rosewood craze: for whom the bell tolls?

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) UK. In a glamorous hongmu showroom in Shanghai, streams of the bustling crowds slowed down to appreciate sets of exquisitely carved Siamese rosewood furniture. What attracted the potential hongmu consumers and investors, beyond the fine and delicate...
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Malaysia and Indonesia find delay in finishing VPA?

1. What is true about The Jakarta Post on Indonesia, that there will be a delay again in finishing the VPA? 2. What is true about the latest Message from Malyasia as mentioned on GreenwoodNews about the Sarawak issue? As there is a stop on negotiation with NGO stakeholders?
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Indonesia and the EU sign a Voluntary Partnership Agreement

On 30 September 2013, representatives from the Government of Indonesia and the European Union (EU) marked their mutual commitment to ensuring that timber entering the EU is produced legally. They signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) at a ceremony in Brussels. Indonesia and the EU are...
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FLEGT Local Call for Proposals in Ghana and Vietnam

Dear FLEGT Community, Call for Proposals have been launched for Ghana and Vietnam. The deadline for submission of the concept notes is 15/02/2013 for Ghana and 21/02/2013 for Vietnam. Before applying, please ensure you have taken into account the specific nature of the actions and the limited...
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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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