May 20, 2016

In 2012, the Lao government expressed interest in negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union to address illegal logging trade and to improve forest governance.

January 9, 2014

This first briefing outlines what biodiversity is and why it is important. Future briefings will look at both biodiversity legislation and biodiversity offsetting case studies, and propose a way for the EU to protect biodiversity without resorting to offsetting.

February 4, 2014

This is the third in a series of briefing notes outlining concerns and considerations related to EU proposals to offset biodiversity loss. This briefing note analyses how biodiversity offset schemes have fared so far and shows that the picture is far from rosy.

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