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 July to August 2019.
On 23 July the European Commission (EC) adopted the Communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World's Forests. It’s a new ambitious European approach in response to the continued widespread destruction of the world's forests.
The EU and Vietnam have ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, to address illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber products. The Agreement will take effect on 1 June 2019.
Cuando Honduras decidió negociar un acuerdo sobre el comercio de la madera con la Unión Europea en 2013, pocos en el país imaginaban el efecto que tendría el simple hecho de juntar a los actores del sector forestal para que hablaran de temas relacionados con el mismo.