Combating illegal logging through forest governance
The VPA Africa – Latin America Facility supports the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan with a focus on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs). The Facility contributes to combating illegal logging and strengthening forest governance while encouraging sustainable economic development in countries that produce or process timber and export to the EU.
Legal reforms for the future of Ivorian forests
Since the beginning of the FLEGT VPA negotiations on trade in timber and timber products between the EU and Côte d’Ivoire, the country has implemented legal reforms to improve forest governance and fight illegal logging. Some of these reforms are beginning to bear fruit.