Tag: illegal-logging

stolen timber
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Historic agreement to curb stolen timber

Following 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 $1 billion a year

Man in destroyed forest
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Norwegian cancellation of investment in Malaysian logger highlights need for review of wider investments in deforestation operations

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends Norway’s divestment of its pension fund’s shares in Malaysian logger Samling Global this week, but calls for a more comprehensive review of the fund’s wider investments of over $400 million in other controversial forestry and plantation companies

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EU ban on illegal timber is passed

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for legislation to ban illegally logged timber and wood products from all EU territories. London-based campaigning group the EIA has been at the forefront of efforts to curb illegal logging and timber smuggling for more than a decade and enthusiastically welcomed the new law

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EU outlaws all illegal timber

Terrorised and injured, kidnapped EIA campaigner Faith Doherty left her captors with a promise to continue fighting the timber barons who reap fortunes from stolen wood. Now, after more than 10 years of continuous campaigning, she and her colleagues are ecstatic to see EU legislators reaching an agreement