FAO-EU FLEGT Programme
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Vietnamese NGO works with youth to promote a culture of legal timber

Stepping up communication to increase demand for legal timber on the domestic market
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Honduras y la Unión Europea firman Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación

Honduras y la Unión Europea firmaron un Acuerdo Voluntario de Asociación este 23 de febrero de 2021, lo que tendrá un impacto significativo en la mejora de la gobernanza forestal y el fomento para el desarrollo de la industria de exportación de madera, proporcionando a Honduras un incentivo para implementar su sistema de garantía de legalidad de la madera.
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Raising awareness about timber legality among Indigenous Communities in Guyana

FAO-EU FLEGT Programme launches project to increase awareness of FLEGT regulations amongst 23 Amerindian villages
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Use of legal timber now mandatory in public procurement in Cameroon

Forestry and Fauna, Public Works and Public Procurement ministries sign joint decree which prohibits the use of illegal timber in public works

The FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme seeks to reduce and eventually eliminate illegal logging. With the support of its donors, the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme funds projects created by governments, civil society and private sector organizations in Latin America, Africa and Asia to improve forest governance. The Programme works in support of the European Commission’s Action Plan on FLEGT to promote the legal production and consumption of timber by granting funds to projects, and assisting them at all stages from the original design through to the final outcome. Decreasing illegal logging contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals by alleviating poverty (SDG 1), ensuring food security (SDG 2), mitigating climate change (SDG 13) and managing forests sustainably (SDG 15).

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Vietnamese NGO works with youth to promote a culture of legal timber

Stepping up communication to increase demand for legal timber on the domestic market Consumer demand for high-value tropical hardwood products in Viet Nam has driven the illegal harvesting and import of endangered timber species from high-risk sources, presenting a challenge for Viet Nam’s national agenda on legal and sustainable timber trade. To address this, the Centre for Education and Development (CED), supported [...]

Raising awareness about timber legality among Indigenous Communities in Guyana

FAO-EU FLEGT Programme launches project to increase awareness of FLEGT regulations amongst 23 Amerindian villages The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), as the lead agency in the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Guyana and the European Union, has partnered with relevant government agencies to strengthen legal compliance in line with the requirements set out in the VPA. The  requirements make it compulsory for [...]

Use of legal timber now mandatory in public procurement in Cameroon

Forestry and Fauna, Public Works and Public Procurement ministries sign joint decree which prohibits the use of illegal timber in public works In Cameroon, Government orders account for the largest share of sawn wood and furniture purchased in the country.  As legal timber is scarce on the domestic market, these orders inadvertently support illegal timber production and trade. To address this [...]

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