Sustainable Forest Management
Environment and ecosystem management are key to ensuring urban and rural development and progress towards the achievement of the MDGs. Poor communities directly depend on natural resources for their livelihood and are the most vulnerable to a degraded environment, natural disasters and are the first to suffer from polluted air, water and soil. Sound natural resource use is at the core of effective strategies to strengthen resilience to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Indonesia and the EU have released a joint report on progress in implementing the Voluntary Partnership Agreement from May 2015 to December 2016.
Indonesia and the EU have held a conference to celebrate the first anniversary of the scheme licensing certified legal timber products that Indonesia exports to the EU.
A mandated independent observation project carried out in the Central African Republic is one of the actions initiated in the country as part of the European Union (EU) Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).
New regulations enacted by Ghana on 3 November 2017 address entrenched forest governance challenges and are an important milestone on the road to the full implementation of the country’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU).
Indonesia shipped verified legal timber worth more than 1 billion euros to EU in first year of FLEGT licensing
Indonesia has shipped verified legal timber and timber products worth more than 1 billion euros to the EU since it began issuing such products with FLEGT licences one year ago.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), from September to November 2017.
Call for tender: Facilitation services for FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements in Ghana, Liberia, Republic of the Congo and Guyana
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.
The legality of timber and timber products was a recurrent theme at the Fourth World Wood-Based Panels Conference that took place from 22-23 September 2017, in Linyi, China.
The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing that compares two regulatory approaches that aim to prevent trade in illegally-harvested timber and timber products: Japan’s Clean Wood Act and the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
The EU FLEGT Facility has published a briefing on the Chinese Timber Legality Verification System (CTLVS) and associated policies that China is developing to combat illegal logging and trade in illegal timber.