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Viet Nam News: Insiders call for revision to Circular 27

Insiders are calling for a revision to Circular 27 on the traceability of forest products to plug the legal gaps that have been holding back firms for years. Tô Xuân Phúc, an expert at Forest Trends, said there is a common misconception that timber harvested from cultivated forests is automatically legal and carries no risk.

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Forest Trends joins OECD Water Governance Initiative

September 23, 2022 / Washington DC: Forest Trends has joined the OECD’s Water Governance Initiative (WGI), a multi-stakeholder network of 100+ water leaders from national and subnational governments, civil society, and academia that advances the quality of water policy and governance across the globe.   The OECD WGI is a key platform for sharing best practice […]

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New Partnership between USDA Forest Service and Forest Trends to Accelerate Cross-Sector Coordination on Forest Health

September 22 2022, Washington DC: Forest Trends and the USDA Forest Service have announced a new partnership to support the coordination of government, industry, utilities, and other entities to restore the nation’s forests. Our new partnership aims to innovate models for cross-sector collaboration on large-scale forest restoration, and to create enabling conditions for such collaboration. […]

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VCCI: Timber exports face many difficulties when inflation speed up in the US and EU

The US and EU are the leading export markets of Vietnam’s wood processing and exporting industry. High inflation in these markets has been causing Vietnamese wood exports to face many difficulties, even posing challenges with an export target of about US$16 billion for the whole year.

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Exame: A ciência prova que a Amazônia está ameaçada, e a ciência vai salvar a floresta, diz Fundo JBS

Fundo JBS pela Amazônia anuncia a segunda rodada de projetos que receberão apoio financeiro. Foco está em iniciativas que usam a ciência e a tecnologia para melhorar a vida das comunidades.

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Agencia Peruana de Noticias: Presentaron manual para facilitar inversiones en infraestructura natural

Tras más de seis años de trabajo en la formulación y ejecución de proyectos de infraestructura natural, el Equipo de Gestión Ambiental y Servicios Ecosistémicos (EGASE) de Sedapal presentó el “Manual para la formulación y evaluación de proyectos de inversión en infraestructura natural en el marco del Mecanismo de Retribución por Servicios Ecosistémicos Hídricos para […]

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infoLibre: Madera para mercenarios rusos: así regaló la República Centroafricana un bosque a Wagner

Bois Rouge, una empresa vinculada al grupo Wagner, brazo armado no oficial del Kremlin, explota desde 2021 un bosque en el oeste de la República Centroafricana. La compañía ha recibido un sorprendente trato de favor por parte de las autoridades y a veces trabaja incumpliendo la ley.

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European Investigative Collaborators: Bois Rouge

Investigation shows how the barter of conflict timber in exchange for Wagner mercenaries works in the Central African Republic. Because of the inefficiency of the timber controls in Europe, Wagner conflict timber cannot be stopped from reaching European clients, despite existing sanctions. 11 European outlets.

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Vietnam+: Vietnam’s timber industry urged to seek new opportunities in UK

While many products exported to the UK enjoyed strong increases thanks to the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), Vietnam’s timber industry is facing difficulties in expanding in this market, requiring manufacturers and exporters to change their business strategies.

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Wall Street Journal: Carbon-Credit Registry Proposes Rules for Crypto Tokens

Verra, the dominant standard setter for the carbon-offset market, is proposing rules for trading carbon credits on cryptocurrency exchanges to address concerns about the anonymity of digital-token holders.

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