VPA Updates

JOINT ROAD MAP 2016
ANNEX 2Click here for more information


PRESS RELEASE
4th GUYANA-EU NEGOTIATION SESSION ON A FLEGT VOLUNTARY PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
(VPA)
Venue: GEORGETOWN GUYANA
Date: March 10th, 2016

The fourth negotiation session between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the European Union on the FLEGT-VPA was held on Thursday 10 March, 2016 in Georgetown, Guyana.
The VPA is a key element of the EU’s Forest Law and Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, and a VPA with the European Union would facilitate increased market access for Guyana’s timber into the lucrative EU market…Click here for more information


4TH GUYANA/EU NEGOTIATION
(8TH-12TH MARCH 2016)

Introduction
The 4th Negotiation between Guyana and the EU will comprise two technical days and one day of negotiations via video conference. The work which Guyana has completed over the last few months and what are some of the next steps will be presented at the commencement of day one. It is expected that the presentation will also cover strategic discussions and thinking of the NTWG moving forward. Inputs and suggestions coming out of the EFI visit will form part of the discussion…Click here for more information

 


GEORGETOWN FLEGT SEMINAR
Pegasus Hotel
September 28th – 29th, 2016

Presentations:

  1. EU FLEGT Action Plan Evaluation by ALBERT LOSSEAU
  2. EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Guyana’s VPA by MOHINDRA CHAND
  3. Update on Implementation of VPA in Liberia by Hon. HARRISON S. KARNWEA
  4. The role of civil society in the transition from negotiations to implementation of FLEGT/VPA by SAM NKETIAH
  5. Sharing Experiences on the FLEGT/VPA by LAURA GEORGE
  6. La Participacion De Los Pueblos Indigenas En El Proceso De Negociacion De AVA-FLEGT En Honduras by DONALDO  ALLEN GONZALEZ
  7. Linkages of Existing certification schemes Timber Legality Assurance to the System (TLAS) by GLENDA RODRIGUEZ
  8. Reflections From Ghana Concerning Challenges & Opportunities Of Implementing TLAS by RICHARD GYIMAH
  9. Guyana’s Timber Legality Assurance System (GTLAS) by KENNY DAVID
  10. Aitken & Howard LTD Marine and Constructional Timbers by RODERICK AITKEN
  11. Integrating the work of the Independent Forest Monitor under the Guyana-Norway Memorandum of Understanding with that of the Independent Auditor under the VPA by PRADEEPA BOLANATH

JOINT ROAD MAP 2015
 ANNEX 2Click here for more information


PRESS RELEASE
3rd GUYANA‐EU NEGOTIATION SESSION ON A FLEGT VOLUNTARY PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
(VPA)

April 16, 2015

As part of the Government of Guyana’s Forest Policy implementation, the Government of Guyana formally entered into the negotiation process with the European Union for a VPA, in December 2012.

The VPA is a key element of the EU’s Forest Law and Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, and a VPA with the European Union would facilitate increased market access for Guyana’s timber into the lucrative EU market…Click here for more information


Update on Guyana’s Engagement on EU FLEGT
February 11, 2013

Guyana and the European Union have commenced formal dialogue on an EU FLEGT VPA. The first formal negotiations were held in December 2012 at which key timelines were agreed to, that would guide the process moving forward. In announcing its decision, Guyana expressed that it is aware of the benefits of EU FLEGT such as stimulating markets, enabling Guyana’s exporters to retain markets, and expanding reporting requirements and existing systems in the chain of custody management…Click here for more information


Roadmap for Guyana – EU FLEGT VPA Process
January, 2013

Introduction
The growing concern for illegal logging of forests, particularly in the tropics has resulted in a global effort in introducing measures to address the problem. The World Bank estimates that the loss to developing countries is about US$15 billion a year thereby denying developing countries revenues that could be used to improve the livelihoods of its people. Illegal logging impacts on the forests and the livelihoods of forests communities. The environmental effects of illegal logging include deforestation and loss of biodiversity and the emission of greenhouse gases. Addressing illegal logging is therefore seen as a pre-requisite to sustainable development and trade.

Guyana possesses approximately 18.3 million hectares of tropical rainforest, which cover roughly 87% of the country (21.1 million hectares). Guyana has put in place, a legal and policy framework, to practice forest management resulting in one of the lowest deforestation rates in the world. Its forests are among the most pristine on the planet…Click here for more information

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