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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.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 20 June 2017

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.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 12 May 2017

On 11 May 2017, the EU and Vietnam formally concluded their negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), by initialling the document.

ClientEarth Forests uploaded a new Document 26 March 2018

The EU timber regulation (EUTR), the EU’s illegal logging law, has been in place for five years. This law aims to prevent illegal timber from entering the EU market and requires companies to check the risk of illegal timber products in their supply chains.

Arnold Jacques de Dixmude posted Information 2 May 2017

A new €6.25m project, funded by the European Union and managed by the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT, University of Wolverhampton), was launched in Kinshasa, DRC, on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

EU FLEGT Facility posted Information 6 November 2017

The European Forest Institute has issued a call Facilitation services for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements in Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo, Guyana.

Yvonne Glorius posted Information 26 September 2018

GIZ invites applications for the position of Component Leader for the component "Support to the Lao-EU FLEGT process" of the programme "Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity", located in Vientiane, Laos:

Ulrich Malessa posted Information 15 March 2017

FSC is offering a free course that takes you through the what, how and why of the FSC controlled wood standard. FSC's controlled wood requirements are used (estimation by FSC) covering a market volume of 110 billion USD per year.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 30 November 2018

Maria Murliantini is a trailblazer. The factory she owns in Indonesia’s furniture-making capital Jepara was one of the first to export only products made from verified legal teak to buyers in the EU.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 7 April 2017

When civil society organisations in Indonesia began proposing ways to end illegal logging, they knew they had a mountain to climb. In 2002, some 80 percent of logging there was illegally. Corruption and conflict were widespread. Trust was lacking. 

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