Our work with the EU

Below you can find an overview of the International Partnerships Facility work with the European Union on climate, forest governance and sustainable commodity production.

Women and wood work
EU FLEGT Asia Programme

We work to improve forest governance and promote legal trade of timber across Asia.

Tree stump
VPA Africa-Latin America Facility

We work with partners in Africa and Latin America engaged in FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements.

River landscape
EU REDD Facility

We support partner countries improve land-use to combat deforestation, and EU efforts to stop developing country deforestation.


We support constructive dialogue between palm oil producing and consuming communities, as part of efforts towards sustainable production.

Cocoa harvesting
Sustainable Cocoa Programme

We support the EU Flagship Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon.

Measuring log
EU FLEGT Facility (closed)

From 2007 to 2021, EFI hosted the EU FLEGT Facility, which supported the EU and timber-producing countries in the implementation of the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan with a focus on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs).