FLEGT VPA paved the way for the US-Vietnam Timber Agreement
A US-Vietnam agreement underscores FLEGT’s broad impact
What comes first with the EU-Vietnam trade deal, rights or ratification?
Guest Blog: Campaigner Lindsay Duffield explains some of the challenges ahead to make sure the EU-Vietnam trade agreement doesn‘t undermine human rights or climate change commitments.
Les OSC de pays forestiers émergents partagent leurs espoirs et leurs inquiétudes sur des politiques européennes plus « vertes »
Des dirigeants de la société civile des pays forestiers tropicaux s’expriment sur ce qu’il est nécessaire de faire pour une protection plus efficace des forêts.
Draft Decree of Vietnam’s timber legality system lacks teeth says the Vietnamese NGO FLEGT network
Vietnam’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) is designed to end the illegal timber trade by tackling its root causes. At its heart is a commitment to adopt a robust timber legality assurance system,...
Vietnam VPA at a milestone as it receives government approval
Guest Blog by Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) Vietnam
Long road to legality
Abandoning the timber trade deal between the EU and Vietnam would derail the fight against illegal logging, says Perrine Fournier
Vietnam VPA provides framework to improve forest governance
After eight years of negotiation, on 19 October 2018, Vietnam and the EU signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to promote trade in legal timber and improve forest governance. This trade deal has the potential to offer...
Des forêts à l'UE
Comment l'UE peut aider à la protection des forêts selon la société civile
Partout dans le monde, près de 1,6 milliards de personnes dépendent des forêts pour leur survie. Et pourtant, au cours de la seule année 2017, 15,8...
Blog: Hope for a hard-pressed community
The head of Tan Hoi village sits cross-legged on the floor describing the pressures his people face.“The older generation lacks education. The younger ones leave school as early as 11. Only one person has ever graduated from...
Fern cautiously welcomes the EU and Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement
On 18 November, a significant milestone was reached in the fight to protect Vietnam’s forests.The EU and Vietnam agreed ‘in principle’ on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) , establishing a legal framework promoting legal...