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EU announces commitment to step up action in the fight against global deforestation

Today (23 July), the European Commission has released its long-awaited communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests. We welcome the communication which recognises that forests are indispensable –they are our lungs and life-support system, home to 80 per cent of the world’s species and provide subsistence and income for […]

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Confronting a legacy of crime and corruption in Myanmar’s illegal teak trade

Myanmar President U Win Myint stated that “The Union Government will take effective administrative steps to rectify the weak areas in fighting corruption.” A bold and welcome statement, but no President, Minister or Ministry alone has the power to fight the deep cancer destroying all parts of Myanmar’s fragile future – corruption.