Sustainable timber: Countries meet to swap experiences on EU trade compliance

26 November 2018
Experts working to eliminate illegal logging in the Republic of the Congo and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic gathered in Ghana to learn from that country’s own experiences in promoting trade of legally-produced timber to the European Union. The Ghana Forestry [...]

Guyana, EU initial pact on legal timber, stronger forest sustainability

23 November 2018
 Guyana and the European Union (EU) today initialled a Voluntary Partnership Agreement, a binding trade pact that commits both sides to deal in legal timber products while strengthening forest governance and sustainable forest management. The initialisation sets the stage for the [...]

La Unión Europea y Vietnam firman un acuerdo para combatir la tala ilegal y promover el comercio legal de madera.

05 November 2018
The EU and Vietnam signed today a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance, address illegal logging and promote trade in verified legal timber products from Vietnam to [...]

Convocatoria de propuestas: para los candidatos cuya nota conceptual ha sido aceptada, una propuesta completa se debe enviar entre el 25 Septiembre 2018. Haga clic aquí para mas información

11 June 2018
Se pondrán a disposición subvenciones de hasta 110 000 USD a través de esta convocatoria para apoyar el proceso AVA en curso en el país destinatario. El procedimiento de presentación mediante esta convocatoria se consistirá de dos fases sucesivas. En [...]

Transparency in Ghana’s timber sector improved through public information portal

09 April 2018
A public portal of forest governance information has been launched in Ghana, aimed at improving transparency in the country’s forest sector and ensuring the credibility and integrity of the Ghana Wood Tracking System (GWTS). The Ghana Timber Transparency Portal is part [...]

El comercio interno de madera en el Perú, una oportunidad para el aprovechamiento sostenible y legal del bosque

28 March 2018
El estudio intenta buscar los puntos críticos de la cadena de valor en donde el vínculo entre el bosque y el consumidor final se distorsiona, en donde el origen legal de los productos del bosque se vuelve borroso o, peor [...]

State of the forest sector in Central African Republic

16 March 2018
The Central African Republic (CAR) has a total land area of 623,000 km2 of which close to 23 million hectares, i.e. 37%, is composed of forested lands. In the southwestern part of the country all forest operations are industrial. At [...]

Timber legality: a pivotal factor in halting deforestation and increasing forest area

23 February 2018
21 February 2018, Rome — Sustainable value chains that reinforce the legal production, sale and purchase of timber are integral to good forest governance and to efforts to halt deforestation and increase the world’s forest areas, according to experts in [...]