Thailand and the European Union (EU) have held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance and promote trade in verified legal timber products.
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.
The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a Communication Officer to support the implementation of the EU FLEGT and REDD facilities’ communication strategies with a focus on writing and editing publications and web-based multimedia content. More specifically, he/she will:
The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now accepting Concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs with the EU. Grants up to USD 110 000 are channeled through the Programme to support ongoing VPA processes in targeted countries.
The EU and Honduras have concluded negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance, address illegal logging and promote trade in verified legal timber products.