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Efforts to exclude illegal timber from public purchasing: Unfolding developments of a public procurement policy in Vietnam
INTRODUCTION In February 2020, the Prime Minister of Vietnam directed government agencies to develop a public procurement policy setting out preferences for all timber products purchased under government contracts, from construction timber to high-value timber and architectural decorations. This built upon previous directions from the Prime Minister’s office, such as the March 2019 request that […]
Brazilian deforestation surged 34 percent in 2019 as President Jair Bolsonaro relaxed restrictions on development in the Amazon. Now COVID-19 is spreading across indigenous territories – threatening the people who have long served as guardians of the forest. In the 1980s, a young chief of the Kayapó people emerged from the Brazilian Amazon to save […]
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