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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.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 10 July 2014

More than 25 representatives of civil society organisations from Tanintharyi and Sagaing regions, Yangon and Kachin State gathered in Yangon from 11 to 13 June to develop a coalition of trainers who will raise awareness on FLEGT among civil society organisat

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May
From
14 May 2014 to 25 June 2014
in Telford (United Kingdom)
Organised byCentre for International Development and Training, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Applications NOW being accepted for a 6 week "Improving Forest Governance"
course in May - June 2014 (delivered in French and English). The course is
focused on 3 core modules covering governance, trade, communication and
planning processes, with up to 2 optional modules on Forests and Climate
Change, Training of Trainers, Proposal writing/ Project design and Developing
Communication strategies. 18 core funded places for key stakeholders in VPA
processes, self funded applications welcomed.

For details, please see  http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=25917 [1].

[1] http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=25917

Rosa Abruzzese uploaded a new Document 20 December 2013

欧盟森林执法、施政与贸易自愿伙伴关系协议(FLEGT VPAs) 国家经验交流会于2013年10月30-31日在北京亚洲大酒店成功召开。此次会议共有140名来自于非洲、亚洲的林业政府部门、林产品生产企业、林业行业协会、认证机构、NGO以及科研院所的代表参加。会议旨在贯彻落实中国与欧盟森林执法与行政管理双边协调机制第四次会议成果,促进对欧盟FLEGT-VPA 进程和木材合法性认定体系的理解和经验分享。中国国家林业局国际合作司司长苏春雨先生、欧盟驻华代表团环境参赞何海迪女士参加了此次会议,并发表了欢迎致辞。

08
Jun
From
8 June 2016 to 6 July 2016
in Telford (United Kingdom)
Organised byCentre for International Development and Training (CIDT, University of Wolverhampton

The Improving Forest Governance course is a 4-week, UK-based residential
course that covers a variety of forest governance issues. The course is
conducted in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation
and is taught by experienced tutors from the Centre for International
Development and Training, as well as leading international experts and
practitioners on forest governance, climate change, REDD+ and
multi-stakeholder processes from the UK and abroad. Participants are immersed
in training and benefit from high quality field trips, including visiting a
Chatham House Illegal Logging update meeting in London.

Sophie Lemaitre posted Information 5 March 2013

Dear members,

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 16 May 2013

Eurostat has published trade data on wood products imported to the European Union from some countries that are negotiating or implementing a VPA.

Richard Wainwright uploaded a new Document 13 November 2013

Every six months, FERN produces an update looking at the present situation with regards the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, with a specific focus on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs).

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 11 March 2014

On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament gave its consent for the conclusion by the Council of the EU of the VPA with Indonesia.

09
Oct
From9 October 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byYannik Jadot, Fiona Hall and FERN

 **Exploring a decade of achievements and challenges in the EU Forest Law
Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme**

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** llegal logging costs developing countries US$15 billion in lost revenues
each year (World Bank), and has helped to fund national and regional
conflicts.  In March next year, the EU Timber Regulation will place
restrictions on timber legally allowed to enter the EU.**

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**This timely conference will examine the ten year history of the EU Forest
Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, and explore any
lessons for the future. EU FLEGT has emerged as a uniquely inclusive,
innovative approach to  protecting forests and the livelihoods of the people
who use them.**

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***Speakers will include:* MEPs Yannick Jadot and Fiona Hall, Goldman
environment prize winner Silas Siakor, former Guardian Environment Journalist
of the year Fred Pearce, civil society representatives from forest producing
countries, the EU Timber Trade Federation, and International NGOs. More
speakers will be announced later.**

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