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The interplay of global governance with domestic and local access: insights from the FLEGT VPAs in Ghana and Indonesia

McDermott, Constance L.; Hirons, Mark; Setyowati, Abidah


This paper examines the EU FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with Ghana and Indonesia to explore how scale and sources of authority shape access to forest resources. VPAs require the development of internationally recognized legality verification systems to eliminate trade in illegal wood, and thus aim to reinforce state law while opening it to broader national and international scrutiny. Analysis of relevant documents, combined with over 70 stakeholder interviews at local to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Society and Natural Resources
DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2018.1544679


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