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Making Forestry Fairer: A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations Taking Part in FLEGT VPA Negotiations

This guide is designed to help civil society organisations (CSOs) understand the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiation process, explore ways to make the most of the opportunities it opens up, and highlight some of the potential pitfalls. It is divided into five parts.

Part 1 explains what VPAs are, and the potential they offer for improving the way forests are owned and managed.

Part 2 suggests some issues for CSOs to consider when deciding whether to take part in a VPA process, and how best to prepare for negotiations.

Part 3 covers the VPA negotiation phase and specifically looks at creating a participatory process, highlighting some key issues to consider.

Part 4 makes suggestions for the implementation phase of a VPA.

Part 5 offers some useful resources, references and links for further reading.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest trade and finance
  • Laws and regulations
  • Livelihood rights
  • Non-governmental organizations
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

No access of usage constriants specified

Version / Edition 2014
License unspecified

FERN UK 1c Fosseway Business Centre, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 9NQ, United Kingdom FERN Brussels 26 Rue d'Edimbourg, 10500 Brussels, Belgium

Author (corporate) FERN
ISBN number 978-1-906607-36-4
Publication date 2014
Pagination 68
Keywords illegal timber,FLEGT,negotiations,voluntary partnership agreements (VPAs),V4MF,Forest Governance
Date uploaded July 1, 2018, 20:32 (UTC)
Date modified December 26, 2018, 06:39 (UTC)