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The EU FLEGT VPA initiative is ultimately aimed at delivering legally assured timber and wood products to the European market, but, while EU buyers wait for that, supplier countries signed up to it say it's achieving far more besides. Mike Jeffree reports.
The EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement initiative has had a mixed press in the UK and wider EU timber trade. And it's not due to its mouthful of a name, or acronym - FLEGT VPA.
Article from Timber 2016 Industry Yearbook
David Venables outlines the American Hardwood Export Council's approach to Environmental Product Declarations.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013
Biogenic is a broad terms that refers to materials of biological origin. At its most wide ranging, this could include fossil fuels that owe their formation to biological activities from previous geological epochs. However the term is commonly reserved for materials of relatively recent biological origin within the context of...
This wood for good fact sheet is an overview of some of how to reduce climate change, with an emphasis of the role which timber plays.
The sheet contains a number of statistics relating to the growth of Europe's forests and the carbon sink which they provide. It also...