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Sharing the skills needed to empower local campaigners

I am roused from my jet-lagged slumber by a particularly loud horn as a truck passes a little too closely on slowly rising road. I work out I’ve managed to achieve 15 minutes of sleep but already the air feels cooler. We are on our way to a former French hill station in the north […]

Landmark EU/Indonesia timber agreement now legally binding

Following the European Union’s ratification of the landmark Indonesia/EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) last month, Indonesia yesterday (Thursday) confirmed the agreement through a Presidential Regulation. This VPA is one of the key components of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) action plan which will ensure that only legally sourced timber and wood products are […]

The right tools – using tech to fight environmental crime

On Wednesday, EIA attended the National Environmental Crime Conference in London, along with a cross-section of civil society, law enforcement, academia and the media. Under discussion was how technology can be used to prevent environmental crime. I’m of the opinion that technology can be simple or complex – but whatever it is, it has to […]

Road to reform & Indonesian Legality Assurance System

Faith Doherty, EIA Forest Team Leader, was yesterday (February 4) at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London to present a formal address as part of the  Interactive Market Dialogue on the Indonesian Legal Timber and the European Union Timber Regulation, at the invitation of His Excellency T.M. Hamzah Thayeb, Indonesian Ambassador to […]

Burma sanctions suspension must be opportunity for reform

Chance to transform the forestry sector with civil society   LONDON: The European Union’s suspension of sanctions against Burma, which will include lifting the prohibition on direct trade of timber and wood products to EU markets, should be an opportunity to introduce meaningful reform directly benefiting the country’s people. EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg today […]

EIA celebrates the end of three years of work

A short film showing the remarkable success of EIA’s 3 year training project in Tanzania. It reveals the fascinating and thought provoking documentaries, produced under the project, that are being used to campaign for social and environmental rights throughout Tanzania. The Last Edit – Our Voices, ‘Sauti Zetu’ from EIA on Vimeo. Tanzanian activists learning […]

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