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PUBLICATION: Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products

Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products Rio de Janeiro, 12 October 2017 – Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The objective of the guide is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in order to conduct due diligence of timber[…]

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Jakarta Responsible Timber Trading Workshop

Roundtable discussion on the use of an online trading platform to increase market access of responsible (i.e., legal and sustainable) timber products from Indonesia, and support the FLEGT Action Plan September 2017 – The Indonesian Ecolabel Institute (LEI), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Indonesia, Landscape Indonesia, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), and BVRio Environmental Exchange convened a workshop on 18 September in Jakarta to explore how[…]

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This September BVRio travels to Chengdu & Shanghai

Introducing the Responsible Timber Exchange to global timber traders in China 3 – 10 September: Chengdu BVRio will be at the 7th Global Wood Trade China Conference in Chengdu to introduce the Responsible Timber Exchange platform, the due diligence and risk assessment system and its trading activities to major importers, distributers and traders of timber and timber products in China. The 7th Global[…]

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Ghana delegation visits Indonesia to exchange views about the FLEGT licensing process

August 2017 – From the 6th to the 11th of August 2017, James Parker, BVRio’s Regional Director, participated in a Ghanaian learning & sharing mission to Indonesia to prepare for the issuance of the FLEGT licensing for Ghanaian timber. The mission was organized and facilitated by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Civic Response,[…]

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Association of Public Attorneys awarded prize to iBVRio for its contribution to compliance with environmental laws

The night of last Wednesday in April (26) marked the recognition of the BVRio Institute (iBVRio) for its performance in the socio-environmental sector. Brazilian Association of Environmental Public Attorneys (ABRAMPA) committed the award “Troféu Entidade Amiga” at a ceremony held in São Paulo, during the 17th Brazilian Conference of the Environmental Public Attorneys. Since 2011,[…]

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How you can use the ‘Guide for Assessing Compliance with the Forest Code in commodity supply chains’, by Roberta del Giudice

Brazil has rules for the use of rural properties that have the potential to make Brazilian agricultural production sustainable, both regarding the conservation of natural vegetation and inputs for the production itself, such as water and soil quality. Although, these rules for the use of rural properties have been established since the 19th Century, and[…]

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Recommendation of the Brazilian Coalition to promote legal and sustainable tropical forest management in Brazi

Brazil has today more than 300 million hectares of natural forests in the Amazon region, but less than three million hectares are sustainably managed. There are huge challenges in terms of conservation and the country has the highest annual rate of conversion of terrestrial ecosystems in the world. The Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and[…]

BVRio promotes timber from the Tapajós’ community forestry project

On the banks of the Tapajós River, in Pará, Cooperativa Mista da FLONA Tapajós (COOMFLONA) is a community forestry project that works with sustainable timber extraction in the Amazon. Since 2003, the initiative has been operating in the region and today employs 150 “managers” – as workers in this segment are known. The yearly production[…]

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Licenças FLEGT são emitidas para madeira da Indonesia

A Indonésia é o primeiro país habilitado a emitir licenças FLEGT, depois de um processo que começou em 2007. Esse é um marco importante para a União Europeia na implementação do programa FLEGT e um momento importante para os exportadores de madeireira indonésia e para os importadores europeus. O Plano de ação e as licenças[…]

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Webinar: Using Big Data to Detect Illegality in Tropical Sector with Pedro Moura Costa

A recent study by BVRio Institute (iBVRio) in Brazil found that more than 40% of the forest management operations in the Pará e Mato Grosso states are likely to be involved in severe breaches of the law, including timber theft from conservation areas or indigenous reserves, use of slave labour, and/or laundering of stolen timber[…]