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Historic agreement to curb stolen timber

AFTER four years of negotiations, the EU and Indonesia have this week finalised an historic new timber trade agreement to stem the flow of illegal timber to European markets. The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) is the first ever in Asia and will govern a trade estimated to be worth about US$1 billion a year. Once […]

As a landmark forest agreement is about to be signed, Faith Doherty reflects on the 10 year journey

Sitting on the Eurostar, once again on my way to Brussels and this time for what should be a defining moment for our campaign against illegal logging, I have been thinking about the amount of time I have spent in meetings and how much I have learned over the years about getting legislation through the […]

EU ban on illegal timber is passed

Important first step towards shutting down the timber barons must now be backed up with stiff penalties   THE European Parliament has today (Wednesday) voted overwhelmingly for legislation to ban illegally logged timber and wood products from all EU territories. London-based campaigning group the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has been at the forefront of efforts […]

EU outlaws all illegal timber

Campaign group ‘ecstatic’ at major victory against the timber barons.

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