An investigative journalist has exposed how companies in China launder wood of dubious origin in products they export, and how their customers in the EU are often aware of the fraud but don’t care and may even encourage it.
La Comisión Europea (CE) lanza una consulta pública con el objetivo de contribuir al desarrollo de un enfoque integrado de la UE para combatir la deforestación, proteger los bosques y promover cadenas de suministro sostenibles.
La Commission européenne (CE) a lancé une consultation publique afin de contribuer au développement d’une approche intégrée de l’Union Européenne (UE) pour lutter contre la déforestation, protéger les forêts et promouvoir les chaînes d’approvisionnement durables.
Indonesian civil society groups that act as independent forest monitors have called for action to further improve the credibility and accountability of the country’s timber legality assurance system (SVLK), which Indonesia developed under its Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the EU.
The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published its latest briefing note on the implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), which covers the period September to October 2018.
Indonesia has been stepping up action against illegal logging and other forest crimes, with an increase in law enforcement operations and hundreds of court cases in the past three years. However, improving monitoring and law enforcement remains a challenging task.