Our projects build capacity, raise awareness, conserve nature and streamline sustainability through innovation
The project strives to support sustainable livelihoods of 6,000 poor and low income rural farmers in the Quang Tri province of Vietnam, and to improve access to affordable and clean energy efficiency solutions for 2,000 households as well as supporting a sustainable forest resource base and mitigating carbon emissions.
Meeting the due diligence market legality requirements of the EU Timber regulation (EUTR) has been a challenge for timber traders EU-wide. For many, notably small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it still is. But there’s help at hand in a new SME training Project funded by the LIFE Programme under the European Commission. Providing free education, tools and risk data, it will help SMEs make…
The aim of this project is to develop risk analyses for soy, palm oil and cattle, commodities that are known to be directly associated with forest degradation in developing countries. In addition to the risk analyses, the project will also develop and make available user-friendly tools, so that industry members can strengthen their responsible sourcing of these commodities.
This project aimed to take the large amounts of forest legality-related information that have been generated by Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) processes as well as other sources, and present it in a format that was easily understood by, and freely available to, those who need it to evaluate risk in timber product supply chains.
We conducted an analysis of existing practices that could be applied to FSC Forest Management certification in order to ensure that the FSC system is accessible to communities.
Have you founded a nature-based startup, or you are at an early-stage of your business development and need to improve your network and skills? ECOSTAR is looking for you! Ready…
Are you a student, consultant, or entrepreneur and keen to develop a business idea around ecosystem services and products? An online training course starting this October offers you a range of…
Today, we're releasing the NEPCon Sourcing Hub, the biggest and most detailed collection of forest-related risk assessments that have ever been published.
Your supplier has given you some documents that appear to show that the timber they’re selling to you was legally harvested. But how do you know if the documents are genuine or not?
Meeting the due diligence legality requirements of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) can be a challenge. But there’s help at hand as we’re running some free training courses this autumn. The…