Indonesian civil society organisations actively combatting illegal logging, the associated illegal trade and pushing for good forest governance have released a position paper on the status of the implementation of the Indonesian Voluntary Partnership Agreement and other issues related to a FLEGT licence for Indonesia
A joint briefing calling on the European Commission to take stronger action against illegal logging through the existing EU Forests Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and to address EU goals to tackle deforestation with a new Action Plan
Faith Doherty, was 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 the UK
Environmental crime is recognised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as the third largest form of global crime, accounting for at least $3.5 billion a year. It exacerbates deforestation and climate change, threatens the existence of endangered species and affects the livelihoods of rural communities.