As the shockwaves from last week’s Brexit developments continue to reverberate around the world, we take a closer look at the implications for the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) – a key element of global efforts to stamp out trade in illegal timber and wood products – summarized in a new Forest Trends information brief.
Nearly a week has passed since the vote to leave the EU and the events of the week have certainly been tumultuous. The dust and anger may have settled slightly but the picture is still not that much clearer.
The number of people killed for defending their land, forests and rivers from destructive industries rose sharply in 2015, making it the deadliest year on record according to a report published today by Global Witness.
A new timber project about responsible sourcing is calling for input to a 4 min. survey to help shape training for small and medium-sized enterprises on how to meet the due diligence requirements under the EU Timber Regulation.
Officials in Côte d'Ivoire have seized one of the country’s largest ever hauls of illegal timber, following an inspection by a new enforcement agency set up in April 2016. The seizure, and the enforced closure of the company involved, mark a shift in Côte d'Ivoire’s response to illegal logging.