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28 Jan 2016

What have instant noodles got to do with climate change? You may not have considered the link between the speedy, savoury snack and rising global temperatures, but noodles are just one of many products made with palm...

15 Jul 2015

China is now the world’s largest importer and consumer of wood-based products. Its booming domestic market is the main driver of growth in imports, though the country is also now the world’s most important...

03 Mar 2014

The European Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into effect on 3 March 2013. The legislation aimed to send a message that Europe was no longer willing to be a profitable market for the illegal loggers. After a year of...

26 Nov 2013

Deforestation is a continuing global challenge. Although its rate has slowed in recent years, a combination of private-sector initiatives, government regulation and consideration in trade agreements is needed to...

12 Jul 2013

The issue of illegal logging and its related trade remains a huge global problem*. Progress is being made, but this needs to happen at a much faster rate given the pressure that is being put on forests from the rising...