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Issue date: 
May 10, 2011

EU signs a deal with Liberia to end trade of illegal timber

The European Union and the Government of Liberia, which presides over half of the remaining rainforest in West Africa, announced today a landmark agreement to ensure that all Liberian timber products exported from Liberia to the EU are derived from legal sources and that the resulting trade will benefit the Liberian people. EFIs EU FLEGT Facility provided technical support to the preparation, negotiation and implementation of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement in Liberia.

Issue date: 
12 August 2010

Liberia's inquiry into a carbon offsetting deal is a vital step forward

You report that "a British company's proposal to rent out one-fifth of Liberia's forests for carbon offsetting could have bankrupted the impoverished west African state" (UK firm's carbon offset deal 'could have bankrupted Liberia', 24 July). While this was certainly accurate reporting, it also missed a vital point – that this marks a vital step forward for Liberia.

Issue date: 
13 July 2010

Liberia to Choose between Logging and future Climate Revenue

Trucks loaded with undressed timber are on the move again around Buchanan in Grand Bassa county, south-east Liberia.

The dust recalls the not-so-distant time when the timber trade was synonymous with war.

Liberia's rainforests are being primed as a lucrative and legal industry. Electronic tags allow consumers to trace the end-product right back to the stump. Photograph: Glenna Gordon/AFP/Getty Images

Issue date: 
4 July 2010

United Nations warned that corruption is undermining grants to stop logging

Campaigners say countries intend to abuse system by pocketing billions in subsidies while continuing to fell trees

Issue date: 
June 4, 2010

Land grabs meet climate policy

Very interested to see the news today that City of London police have “arrested the director of a Merseyside-based business in connection with an alleged plan to pay Liberian officials $2.5m (£1.7m) in connection

Issue date: 
June 4, 2010

Liberia's EPA: Global Challenges and Benefits

The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) is mandated to protect the human health and well-being of the Liberian people and others living within the nation's jurisdiction. 

Issue date: 
May 10, 2010

Liberia: REDD readiness planning on its way

After years of darkness as a failed state, Liberia is rebuilding its state institutions, determined to rejoin the international community. Unfortunately, no amount of reforming zeal of a single small country can overturn the threat of climate breakdown or rising tides.


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by Dr. Radut