Central America’s first VPA? Perspectives on FLEGT in Honduras
In early April 2011, and following some initial contacts between Honduras and the European Union (EU) in mid-2010, a series of meetings and workshops were held in Honduras with the objective to explore the potential negotiation of...
A civil society counter-brief on the Ghana-EU VPA
On 3 September 2008, Ghana and the European Union (EU) initialled a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The VPA is a trade agreement between Ghana and EU that seeks to regulate the trade in timber between the two. It also aims...
Process to ratify timber trade agreements
A short briefing note on the processes that leads to operational VPA agreements.
The VPA process is undertaken by the EU on behalf of all its Member States. Although both parties (the EU and the timber producer country) enter...
A civil society counter-brief on the Congo-EU VPA
On 9 May 2009 the government of the Republic of Congo and the European Union (EU) concluded a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) that aims to solve the country’s problem of illegal logging and associated poor forest governance....
A civil society counter-brief on the Cameroon–EU VPA
On 6th May 2010, the Cameroonian Government and the European Union (EU) concluded a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) that aims to solve the country’s pervasive problem of illegal logging and associated poor governance. The...
Is REDD undermining FLEGT
With proper safeguards, FLEGT has the capacity to bring about real improvements in forest governance – but concerns have been raised that this could all be undermined by the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest...
Consultation requirements under FLEGT
A briefing note by a coalition of European NGOs which details what constitutes a proper consultation process for countries negotiating a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA)...
On Shaky Ground: The involvement of civil society in the preparatory stage of the FLEGT support project
Telapak and FERN follow up the implementation of the FLEGT Support Project. This EC-funded project aims to tackle illegal logging and promote the role of forests in the sustainable development of Indonesia.
Previous briefings in...
Finding solutions to illegal logging: civil society and the FLEGT Support Project
FERN and Telapak outline the possibilities and limitations of the FLEGT Support Project - an EC-funded project aimed at tackling illegal logging and promoting the role of forests within Indonesia's sustainable development