AFTER four years of negotiations, the EU and Indonesia have this week finalised an historic new timber trade agreement to stem the flow of illegal timber to European markets. The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) is the first ever in Asia and will govern a trade estimated to be worth about US$1 billion a year. Once [...]
Sitting on the Eurostar, once again on my way to Brussels and this time for what should be a defining moment for our campaign against illegal logging, I have been thinking about the amount of time I have spent in meetings and how much I have learned over the years about getting legislation through the [...]
EIA urges public retention and ‘green’ reform of forest management GOVERNMENT plans to sell off large tracts of England’s forests could spell disaster for the country’s ecological heritage, while throwing away the chance to steer current management practices in a more environmentally positive direction. For more than a decade, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) [...]
Things are starting to slow down here at HQ, we’re down to just 6 people in the office! Looking back, 2010 has been a very eventful year. I have split this blog in two, firstly, I will review the year and highlight EIA’s achievements. Secondly, and you can find the second part here, we share [...]
After all the years of being outside the system and having to rely on companies monitoring themselves, JIPIK is there to be the voice for civil society. And now the real work begins. Our investigations will continue, but this time we have an avenue for that information to be formally recognised and acted on.
Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Telapak today (August 5, 2010) name two of the kingpins in Indonesia profiteering from the hugely lucrative international trade in stolen timber. In the new report Rogue Traders: The Murky Business of Merbau Timber Smuggling in Indonesia, London-based EIA [...]