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Vietnam ready to trade legal timber with the EU

10-05-2019
Vietnam, legal timber, EU, VPA, FLECT, VNTLAS

Starting from June 1, Vietnam can export only verified legal timber products to the European Union (EU) markets as the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLECT) will officially enter into force, reported Viet Nam News. The Delegation of the EU to Vietnam and Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and …

EU singles out palm oil for removal from transport fuel

15-03-2019
Europe, Malaysia, Indonesia

The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, setting the bloc on a collision course with major palm oil producers Malaysia and Indonesia. The Commission published its criteria on Wednesday for determining what crops cause environmental harm, …

EU ready to begin trade arbitration with Ukraine to lift moratorium on timber exports

18-10-2018
EU, Ukraine, lifting of moratorium, timber exports, Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

The European Union will likely begin commercial arbitration with Ukraine soon to lift a moratorium on exports of round timber as the one violating the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said. “Unfortunately, Ukraine really violates the Association …

European green energy SMEs eyeing market opportunities in Southeast Asia

17-10-2018
European green energy SMEs, business partnerships, Green Energy Technologies business mission, Indonesia, Singapore

Green Energy Technologies business mission to explore business partnerships with local and regional companies SINGAPORE, October 2018 – On 28 October, about 40 European companies from 15 different European Union (EU) Member States will embark on a week-long Green Energy Technologies business mission to Indonesia and Singapore. This mission …

Editor’s pickBloomberg by Foster + Partners wins the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize

16-10-2018
Bloomberg new European HQ, world most sustainable office, Foster+Partners, 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize

Bloomberg’s pioneering new European HQ has been credited as the world’s most sustainable office and is thought to be the largest stone building in the City of London since St Paul’s Cathedral.   Six buildings were shortlisted for the coveted 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. The RIBA …

Editor’s pickThe Steinhardt Museum of Natural History at Tel Aviv University

17-09-2018
Steinhardt natural history musuem, Tel Aviv, Israel, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, Europanel

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History at Tel Aviv University, is the first museum of it's kind in Tel Aviv. Designed by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, the museum hosts a spectacular range of natural history collections of the University. It also serves as a centre for academic research for its natural sciences staff. (Photo credit: Amit …

Editor’s pickFrank Gehry’s first fine-dining experience designed for Stir puts wood on centre stage

11-09-2018
Frank Gehry, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Stir, restaurant, cafeteria

Stir, a new restaurant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art uses plenty of Douglas fir(Rendering by Gehry Partners and KX-L, Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art) Frank Gehry’s first fine-dining experience designed for Stir, new restaurant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art puts wood on centre stage. The cultural institutino’s new …