Faith Doherty, Head of our Forests Campaign, reflects on the progress made since Asian ministers gathered in Bali to sign a declaration to combat illegal logging. This problem has become more openly acknowledged and Europe is finally bringing in legislation to prohibit the sale of illegal timber products.
I have been in Jakarta this week, on invitation from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), to speak at the Forests Indonesia Conference it was hosting; not usually something to write home about, but something happened during the day that was quite extraordinary
Indonesia has agreed to implement a credible timber licensing scheme to eliminate illegally produced timber in its trade with the European Union. Although this is a milestone for Indonesia, it is the way this agreement was reached that is so extraordinary …
EU Countries will vote on a proposed regulation to ban the use of HFC and other industrial gas credits in Europe’s carbon markets from January 2013. If successful this regulation will change the world’s largest carbon market and end subsidising of Chinese and Indian chemical companies by European consumers