New public-private coalition launched to mobilize more than $1 billion to protect tropical forests and enhance global climate action

Today at the Leaders Summit on Climate a group of governments and companies announced the LEAF Coalition, an ambitious new public-private initiative designed to accelerate climate action by providing results-based finance to countries committed to protecting their tropical forests. This initiative aims to mobilize at least $1 billion in financing,…

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VPA provides opportunities beyond access to EU market

Guyana’s implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) goes far beyond giving the country access to export timber to a lucrative market. The VPA is a critical component of the Forest Law and Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. It would ensure that timber…

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Virtual Learning Event on the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) Sees Significant Participation from Forest Sector Stakeholders and the Public

Approximately 100 engaged forest sector stakeholders, representatives from civil society and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and other persons from across Guyana and the world came together between November 10 to 13 2020 on virtual platforms, Zoom and Facebook, for the ‘Markets, Technologies and Communities: Lessons and Experiences for the Forest and…

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Guyana Forestry Commission and partners to host global virtual learning and networking event that support local forest sector stakeholders

The Guyana Forestry Commission and partners will be hosting an upcoming virtual learning event on the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (EU-FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) titled Markets, Technologies and Communities: Lessons and Experiences for the Forest and Wood Product Sector in Guyana from Tuesday, November 10…

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