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DECLARATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS FROM FORESTED TROPICAL COUNTRIES
By: Fern
Published: October 11, 2019
Countries: Cameroon, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Laos, Republic of Congo, Vietnam
Topics: Climate Change Community Forestry FLEGT Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM) REDD+
Document type: Statement
Document ID: 8142
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DECLARATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS FROM FORESTED TROPICAL COUNTRIES

In September 2019, environmental and human rights defenders from Africa and Asia came to the EU to sound the alarm over accelerating forest loss in the Congo Basin and the Lower Mekong regions. Their message was clear, the EU must play a key role in finding global solutions if it is serious about protecting biodiversity and greening its policies.

In this statement, the civil society leaders urge the EU to step up efforts to fight illegal logging and to reward progress in producing countries implementing a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA).