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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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Anna Begemann posted Information 11 February 2015

This training material can be used to inform about the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), FLEGT and related topics, such as legality, certification, verification, or chain of custody.

Capacity4dev Team posted Information 25 February 2013

Group Moderator Mathieu Bousquet congratulates the community as it welcome its 200th member, with news and a nudge to fill in the member's survey

01
May
From
1 May 2012 to 2 May 2012
in Monrovia (Liberia)

*www.forestgovernanceforum.com* [1]

*How can forest resources be managed in the interests of all stakeholders?
How can Forest Governance be strengthened to deliver results that make
economic, social and ecological sense?*

*Comprising of West African events (Ghana & Liberia) and Central African
events (DRC & Cameroon), */Forest Governance Forum/* is designed to create
an in-country space for discussion and exchange of ideas, experience and
research.*

*Blending regional and global speakers and participants from Government,
Civil Society, Trade & Industry, the NGO Community and the Academic World,
the objective is to bring debates surrounding Forest Governance to four key
African countries in order to widen participation, to facilitate more
national voices in the conversation, and to situate issues within a local and
international context.*

*Inspired by Biannual Illegal Logging Stakeholder Conferences at Chatham
House  [2]in London, The Forest Governance Forum contributes to the broader
objective of an EC-funded project, ‘Strengthening African Forest
Governance’  [3], which also includes academic and training components.*

[1] http://www.forestgovernanceforum.com
[2] http://www.illegal-logging.info/
[3] http://www.wlv.ac.uk/cidt

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 5 March 2013

PROFOR, the Program on Forests, has summarised the achievements and lessons learned from the PROFOR project that assisted the development of Liberfor, Liberia’s chain of custody system.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 6 March 2013

The Republic of Congo and the EU completed the ratification of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on 19 February 2013.

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 7 March 2014

The joint implementation committee for the VPA between Cameroon and the EU has outlined

29
Oct
From
29 October 2013 to 30 October 2013
in Kinshasa (Congo (Kinshasa))
Organised byIDL Group/RRN/Tropenbos International

The seventh Forest Governance Forum event will take place on October 29 & 30
2013 in Kinshasa, with support from the EU and DFID. An agenda will be posted
in due course. To register interest in attending/participating please email
andrew.sutherland@theIDLgroup.com

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