Reports

Making Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) work for forests, people and the climate: Civil society recommendations on the future of VPAs

Making Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) work for forests, people and the climate: Civil society recommendations on the future of VPAs

As decision makers in the European Union (EU) and timber producing countries consider the future of the FLEGT Action Plan, and its Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA), civil society organisations and platforms from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Honduras, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Vietnam, and Europe have issued Making […]

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Loopholes in Legality: How a Ministry of Trade Decree Benefits Shadowy Timber Exporters & Undermines legal Reforms

Loopholes in Legality: How a Ministry of Trade Decree Benefits Shadowy Timber Exporters & Undermines legal Reforms

Case Study: Violations of Numerous Regulations by Companies in the Name of SMEs Between 1998 and 2014 Indonesia fought a long battle with illegal logging. Calls to save Indonesia’s forests gained national, regional and even international attention. To improve forest governance, the Indonesian Government developed a Timber Legality Assurance System (in Indonesia, Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas […]

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Licensing for Criminal Acts: What is the Expansion of Oil Palm to Encourage Illegal Logging in Indonesia

Licensing for Criminal Acts: What is the Expansion of Oil Palm to Encourage Illegal Logging in Indonesia

The situation in Central Kalimantan province illustrates the relationship between oil palm expansion and timber production, as well as weaknesses found in the Ministry of Forestry’s statistics. Around the year 2000n, the Province experienced a rapid expansion of plantations and had a higher deforestation rate than other provinces in Indoesia.PIK Kalteng issued the results of […]

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JPIK Launches Activity Report 2011 – 2013

JPIK Launches Activity Report 2011 – 2013

The Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) began to be implemented in Indonesia since September 2009. Implementation of SVLK in Indonesia to ensure that all timber products that are circulating and traded in Indonesia have a convincing legal status. In addition, SVLK was also developed to encourage the implementation of applicable government regulations relating to the […]

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