A UK backed deal to protect the world’s second largest rainforest is struggling, just over a year since it was signed and amid rising concerns over deforestation, corruption and political instability...
27th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting
This two-day event is part of a series of illegal logging update meetings that will bring together more than 250 participants from civil society, industry and governments from around the world. The meeting will provide an update on global efforts to improve forest governance and reduce illegal logging.
The meeting will be held in English, French and Mandarin. Topics on the agenda include:
- Timber trade regulations - approaches from around the world;
- Update on the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) action plan and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries;
- Recent developments in China to tackle the trade in illegal timber and promote responsible overseas investment; and
- Improving transparency through forest monitoring and satellite technology.
Please contact Ruth Quinn for more information.
You can view the meeting summary and presentations from last year's meeting here.