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Globally, 20 million hectares of rice fields are prone to floods; another 20 million hectares are susceptible to drought. Rice cultivation uses 40% of the world’s freshwater.
The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has commissioned Preferred by Nature (formerly known as NEPCon) to provide background analyses of timber trade for ten main supplier countries to Vietnam.
Preferred by Nature (formerly known as NEPCon) has been contracted by the European Commission (EC) to carry out a study titled “Study on Certification and Verification Schemes in the Forest Sector and for Wood-based Products”.
The EU Timber Regulation was implemented in 2013, but many companies in the EU are either not aware of the regulation and/or how to comply with it. This project funded by EU LIFE will focus on raising the awareness, offer training in how to comply with the EUTR, collect risk information for the companies to implement in their due diligence…
This project seeks to transform existing Global Ecosphere Retreats® (GER®) principles, evaluation questions and tools into an auditable standard and related tool, which will provide a solid basis for an impartial, practical and auditable evaluation system that helps…
Are you thinking of going to the Timber Expo at the NEC in Birmingham, UK this year? It’s on from 10-12 October. If so, look out for us!
Copenhagen (17 March 2017) - Are you obliged by the EU Timber Regulation to set up a due diligence system to minimise the risk that you are placing timber on the market that has been harvested,…
Today, we publish the first in our new series of thematic articles on the EU Timber Regulation as part of our project ‘Support Legal Timber Trade’.
NEPCon and SEGES are now opening a case study programme that provides companies with the opportunity to identify and minimise the risks connected with sourcing palm oil, soy and beef in…
For the last three years, we have been working to support the legal timber trade in Vietnam, together with our partner SFMI, a Vietnamese NGO working on forest science and related topics.