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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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Jill Edbrooke uploaded a new Document 15 November 2012

Includes Course flyer; Application form; Management Support (confirmation). please contact cidt@wlv.ac.uk or look on our web page for the French versions of the application forms.

Sophie Lemaitre uploaded a new Document 10 January 2013

Proceedings of the Regional Conference on "Experiences from the VPA process in West and Central Africa" held in Accra from 23 - 25 October 2012

Andy Roby uploaded a new Document 25 January 2013

Hi FLEGT Folks,

I just wanted to clear up some confusion caused by journalists here in Jakarta reporting on developments on the VPA and related legality assurance schemes.

Andy Roby posted Information 25 January 2013

Hi FLEGT Folks,

David Hamson posted Information 29 January 2013

Dear FLEGT Community,

Sophie Lemaitre posted Information 5 March 2013

Dear members,

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 15 May 2013

Thailand will soon begin negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 16 May 2013

Eurostat has published trade data on wood products imported to the European Union from some countries that are negotiating or implementing a VPA.

Sophie Lemaitre posted Information 5 June 2013

The EU FAO FLEGT Programme launched in March a call for proposals opened to local stakeholders - government, civil society organisations and private sector organisations - in VPA countries.

The deadline for application is 30 June 2013.

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