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ForestWatch news
Court of Auditors on FLEGT: missing the bigger picture
November 15, 2015

The long-delayed European Court of Auditors (ECA) report on the FLEGT Action Plan omitted key information but contained some welcome recommendations.

ForestWatch news
COP21: draft text agreed, but contentious issues remain
November 15, 2015

From 19 to 23 October, countries met in Bonn for the last negotiations before next month’s climate summit in Paris, where a new global agreement to address climate change is expected.

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End subsidies for forest biomass
November 15, 2015

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Briefing Note
Film: how FLEGT-VPA is being used to give CAR’s forest communities a voice
November 15, 2015

As the Central African Republic (CAR) was recovering from a severe civil conflict (FW 189), the government launched a nationwide consultation on the future constitution – the first in the country’s history.

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Anti-money laundering rules of limited use in tackling illegal logging
November 15, 2015

Illegally-logged wood accounts for up to 30 per cent of international trade in timber. Revenues from timber crime likely run into billions of euros each year.