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FLEGT licensed timber and EU member state procurement policies

2010 | Proforest for EFI EU FLEGT Facility

Based on the development of the first FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs), it is now clear that the agreements deliver much more than legality and sustainability at the forest management unit level. This briefing note explains how the VPAs complement forest certification and can help public procurement policies deliver a wider set of policies aimed at promoting and supporting long term sustainability of forests.