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Making Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) work for forests, people and the climate

As decision makers in the European Union (EU) and timber producing countries consider the future of the Action Plan for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), and its Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA), civil society organisations and platforms from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Honduras, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Vietnam, and Europe have issued “Making VPAs work for forests, people and the climate” - a new briefing with recommendations for how to strengthen and upgrade the VPAs.