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.
On 24 August NEPCon  will launch the NEPCon Sourcing Hub, the biggest and most detailed collection of national commodity risk assessments that has ever been published . The risk assessments…
NEPCon is taking part in an initiative to increase the value placed on the natural world by helping people bring business ideas on ecosystem services to fruition. This article provides some…
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’.