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09
Oct
From9 October 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byYannik Jadot, Fiona Hall and FERN

 **Exploring a decade of achievements and challenges in the EU Forest Law
Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme**

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** llegal logging costs developing countries US$15 billion in lost revenues
each year (World Bank), and has helped to fund national and regional
conflicts.  In March next year, the EU Timber Regulation will place
restrictions on timber legally allowed to enter the EU.**

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**This timely conference will examine the ten year history of the EU Forest
Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, and explore any
lessons for the future. EU FLEGT has emerged as a uniquely inclusive,
innovative approach to  protecting forests and the livelihoods of the people
who use them.**

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***Speakers will include:* MEPs Yannick Jadot and Fiona Hall, Goldman
environment prize winner Silas Siakor, former Guardian Environment Journalist
of the year Fred Pearce, civil society representatives from forest producing
countries, the EU Timber Trade Federation, and International NGOs. More
speakers will be announced later.**

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Marie Mbolo Abada uploaded a new Document 6 August 2012

L’observation indépendante au contrôle forestier et au suivi des infractions forestières est effective et déjà ancienne au Cameroun. Elle date de juin 2000, avec le démarrage de la mission Global Witness.

Sophie Lemaitre uploaded a new Document 2 August 2012
David SANMIGUEL uploaded a new Document 2 August 2012

This report by land tenure specialist Liz Alden Wily documents the tenure situation in Gabon to inform, among others, ongoing discussions concerning FLEGT and REDD in the country. It starts by taking a historic look at Gabon.

23
Oct
From
23 October 2012 to 25 October 2012
in Accra (Ghana)
Organised byFAO, Forestry Commission, EFI FLEGT Facility, IDL group

The Forestry Commission of Ghana, in partnership with the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ACP-FLEGT Support
Programme and the European Forest Institute’s (EFI) EU FLEGT Facility, is
organising a regional workshop on “/Experiences from the FLEGT/VPA process
in West and Central African countries/”.

The major objective of the workshop is to bring together government
authorities, civil society organizations, private sector organizations,
professionals, researchers and technicians involved in the implementation of
the FLEGT/VPA process in *West and **Central **Africa* to share and discuss
*experiences and lessons* learned from the *FLEGT/VPA process*.

More detailed information will be provided soon.

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