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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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Forest Governance Forum - Liberia

12 Dec
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Monrovia, Liberia
Organised by IDL Group/Tropenbos International
*The eighth Forest Governance Forum will take place on 12th and 13th December 2013 in Monrovia, Liberia, with support from the EU and DFID. An agenda will be posted in due course. To register your interest in attending/participating please email ForestGovernanceForum@theIDLgroup.com .*
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Comparison of illegal logging laws in the EU, the US, Australia and Japan

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. ClientEarth has...
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Infractions récurrentes dans le secteur forestier au Cameroun

L’observation indépendante au contrôle forestier et au suivi des infractions forestières est effective et déjà ancienne au Cameroun. Elle date de juin 2000, avec le démarrage de la mission Global Witness. Cette première mission qui a duré cinq (5) ans a pris fin en mars 2005 en cédant la place à...
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Improving Forest Governance Course 2014 at University of Wolverhampton, UK

14 May
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Telford, United Kingdom
Organised by Centre 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...
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FLEGT, VPA, EUTR and their possible impact on the Bolivian timber sector

Dear All, I would like to share with you all an excellent report prepared by Christopher Carden, Robbert Wijers and Paul Zambon on the forest sector in Bolivia, financed by CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Import from developing countries) of The Netherlands (related to the Ministry of Foreign...
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Beijing 30-31 October 2013 - Summary report of International Workshop to Promote Understanding of FLEGT VPAs - CHINESE Version

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。欧盟在2003年提出了森林执法、施政与贸易(FLEGT)行动计划,旨在推动森林可持续经营,...
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EU FAO FLEGT - Call for proposals - VPA countries

Dear members, The EU FAO FLEGT Programme, a four year initiative funded by the EU and implemented by FAO, recently launched its call for proposals for VPA countries . The call is for government agencies, civil society organisations and private sector organisations from the following countries:...
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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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Experiences from the FLEGT/VPA process in West and Central African countries

23 Oct
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Accra, Ghana
Organised by FAO, Forestry Commission, EFI FLEGT Facility, IDL group
The Forestry Commission of Ghana, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ACP-FLEGT Support Programme and the European Forest Institute’s (EFI) EU FLEGT Facility, is organising a regional workshop on “/Experiences from the FLEGT/VPA process in West and...
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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, Markets and Climate (FGMC) - FGMC 2015 Grants Round

Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) FGMC 2015 Grants Round This is to announce that DFID is launching another round of grants under the Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) programme. This will be managed by the FGMC Programme Management Support Team (PMST). Around £30 million of...
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Traders review Brazil-Belgium timber trade

Ghent, Belgium, December 2014 —A workshop on the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan was held at the end of November, specifically for members of the Belgian Timber Importers Federation (BE TIF). Representatives from TRAFFIC, BE TIF, Belgium’s...
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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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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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The EU Timber Regulation due diligence obligation: An appropriate tool

The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) places an obligation on operators to exercise due diligence to prevent illegally harvested timber or timber products entering the EU market. A correct understanding and implementation of this key obligation is essential to the effectiveness of the EUTR. Yet, over two...
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Déclaration de Brazzaville, issue du forum international sur le développement durable de la filière bois dans les pays du bassin du Congo (21-22 Octobre 2013)

Le forum international sur le développement durable de la filière bois dans les pays du bassin du Congo, s’est tenu à Brazzaville, du 21 au 22 octobre 2013, sous les thèmes «la transformation plus poussée du bois, les perspectives des marchés, les plantations forestières et le plan d’action Flegt,...
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What is the EU FAO FLEGT Programme?

The EU-FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme ( EU FAO FLEGT Programme ) is a four year initiative that started in May 2012, and is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by FAO. It is a follow on Programme to the ACP-FLEGT Support Programme. Its overall objective is...
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EU/Indonesia: Timber Agreement Flawed

(Jakarta, November 7, 2013) – The new timber trade agreement between Indonesia and the European Union does not go far enough to curb illegal logging linked to rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement requires Indonesian timber exported to the EU to carry a certificate showing it...
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Misquotes in the Indonesian Press about the Voluntary Partnership Agreement

Hi FLEGT Folks, I just wanted to clear up some confusion caused by journalists here in Jakarta reporting on developments on the VPA and related legality assurance schemes. On Tuesday Indonesia and the EU held a joint press conference on the state of the Voluntary Partneship Agreement, the...
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Andy Roby posted Information 25 January 2013

Joint Press Release: Indonesia and the EU Adopt New Timber Trade Legality Rules ....

Hi FLEGT Folks, I just wanted to clear up some confusion caused by journalists here in Jakarta reporting on developments on the VPA and related legality assurance schemes. On Tuesday (22/1/13) Indonesia and the EU held a joint press conference on the state of the Voluntary Partneship Agreement, the...
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Andy Roby uploaded a new Document 25 January 2013

Lancement du projet "Consolidation de la plateforme de suivi en ligne des indicateurs de légalité APV-FLEGT au Congo"

23 May
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Congo (Brazzaville)
Organised by Cercle d'Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts
Depuis mars 2014, le Cercle d’Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts (CAGDF), en partenariat avec Word Resources Institute(WRI) et en collaboration avec le Ministère de l’Economie Forestière et du Développement Durable(MEFDD), a obtenu le financement du programme UE FAO FLEGT pour la mise en œuvre...
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Forest Governance Forum - Kinshasa

29 Oct
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Kinshasa, Congo (Kinshasa)
Organised by IDL Group/RRN/Tropenbos International
The seventh Forest Governance Forum event will take place on October 29 & 30 2013 in Kinshasa, with support from the EU and DFID. An agenda will be posted in due course. To register interest in attending/participating please email andrew.sutherland@theIDLgroup.com .
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