The FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme (FAO FLEGT Programme) is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in timber-producing countries engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU. The focus of this Call is particularly directed at encouraging private sector involvement in the VPA processes of targeted Countries, and the call will dedicate a specific ‘lot’ to private sector support. Grants of up to US$ 110 000 are available through the call. Projects should also be aligned with the priorities of the ongoing VPA process in the targeted country.
The survey presents statistics on pulp and paper capacity and production by country and grade. The document is based on information submitted by correspondents worldwide, most of them pulp and paper associations or, in their absence, paper companies [more]
Sao Chan Elite of Cambodia has won the #COFO23 #ChampionTrees photo competition. His photo, Tree in Ta Prohm Temple, features a giant Spung tree (Tetrameles nudiflora) growing over the walls of the 12th-century Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. [more]