Entries by Albert Garduno

The Honduras-EU agreement to reduce illegal logging enters into force

The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) between Honduras and the EU has entered into force on 1 September 2022, making the Agreement legally binding for both parties. Honduras is the first Latin American country to have signed a VPA with the EU under the EU FLEGT Action Plan in February 2021.

Entra en vigor el acuerdo entre Honduras y la UE para reducir la tala ilegal

El Acuerdo de Asociación Voluntaria (AVA) sobre aplicación de las leyes, gobernanza y comercio forestales (FLEGT, por sus siglas en inglés) entre Honduras y la UE ha entrado en vigor hoy, 1 de septiembre de 2022. El acuerdo es ahora legalmente vinculante para ambas partes. Honduras fue el primer país latinoamericano en firmar un AVA con la Unión Europea en febrero de 2021.

Les voix des femmes s’élèvent dans le secteur forestier ivoirien

La Facilité Afrique-Amérique latine de l’Institut européen de la forêt publie un article qui décrit la situation des femmes dans le secteur forestier ivoirien, ainsi que le renforcement de leur rôle dans les négociations d’un Accord de Partenariat Volontaire (APV) FLEGT entre la Côte d’Ivoire et l’UE. Ces négociations sont en train de reconduire la gestion des forêts ivoiriennes.

Women voices raise in the Ivorian forest sector

The VPA Africa-Latin America Facility of the European Forest Institute has released a story describing the situation of women in the Ivorian forest sector, and the reinforcement of their role in the negotiation of the EU-Côte d’Ivoire FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The Agreement is reshaping the way forests are managed in Côte d’Ivoire.

Field tests in support to the EU-Côte d’Ivoire VPA-FLEGT negotiations

Negotiations of a FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between Côte d’Ivoire and the European Union (EU) are advancing at a good pace and scheduled to conclude in April 2022. This Agreement aims to improve Ivorian forest governance and ensure that timber and timber products exported to the EU are legal. In this context, field tests have been carried out to assess certain key VPA elements and to suggest improvements.