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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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16
Mar
From
16 March 2016 to 18 March 2016
in Yaounde (Cameroon)
Organised byUniversity of Wolverhampton, Centre for International Development and Training

Applications are now opened @ http://forestgovernanceforum.com/

25
Apr
From
25 April 2012 to 27 April 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byFLEGT TEAM

Forests, and particularly tropical forests, play a major role for livelihoods
as resource and as safety nets for some of the most vulnerable population,
for the economy of developing countries, but also in terms of biodiversity.
Their role in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation, has been
recently outlined in the context of the UNFCCC, with the ongoing discussions
on REDD (Reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation).
In that global context, fight against illegal logging and governance issues
remain one of the top priorities of the European Union, and can clearly
contribute to address some of the above-mentioned challenges. The EU Action
Plan for Forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT) has been
adopted in 2003. It sets out measures to improve forest sector governance,
combat illegal logging and curb the related trade in illegally harvested
timber. Among the major elements of the Action Plan are the establishment of
Voluntary Partnership Agreements and the EU timber regulation.
European Commission and Member States have funded a number of projects on
FLEGT, implemented by private sector federations, civil society
organisations, Non Governmental Organisations, International Organisations
and partner countries agencies.
Objective
The objective of the meeting is twofold:
(1) to exchange information about the situation with regard to FLEGT Action
Plan implementation, particularly VPA developments and the EU Timber
regulation;
(2) to share lessons from FLEGT related projects, and see how project
experience can feed into policy development and strategic thinking.
These three days provide a great opportunity to learn from these projects
their deliverables, their challenges in implementation and their
contributions to our policies. Coordination between EU staff and project
partners that takes place during those days improves daily work and
efficiency in policy implementation and project management, both at country
level and ant a global level.

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

03
Jun
From
3 June 2013 to 15 July 2013
in (United Kingdom)
Organised byCIDT University of Wolverhampton

The course focuses on improved forest governance in areas such as climate
change and forest trade, offering participants the opportunity to strengthen
communication, planning and other skills they need to influence
improvements.Some places fully funded for up to 6 weeks. The 4 core modules
cover forest governance, communication, trade and climate change/ payment for
environmental services. Up to two optional skills modules can also be taken
in weeks 5 and 6. further details:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=25917

Deadline for applications for fully funded places: 13th December 2012

Katharine Mill shared an event from the group Environment, Climate Change and Green Economy 1 June 2017
07
Jun
From
7 June 2017 to 8 June 2017
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byDG DEVCO Environment and Climate Change Facilities

23
May
From23 May 2014
in (Congo (Brazzaville))
Organised byCercle d'Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts

Depuis mars 2014, le Cercle d’Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts
(CAGDF), en partenariat avec Word Resources Institute(WRI) et en
collaboration avec le Ministère de l’Economie Forestière et du
Développement Durable(MEFDD), a obtenu le financement du programme UE FAO
FLEGT  pour la mise en œuvre du projet « Consolidation de la plate-forme
de suivi en ligne des indicateurs de légalité APV FLEGT ».

Les objectifs de cet accord :

1.Consolider et étendre la plate-forme de suivi en ligne des indicateurs de
légalité APV FLEGT au Congo en vue d’accroître sa fonctionnalité et le
nombre d’exploitants forestiers ;

2.Renforcer les capacités du Ministère de l’Economie Forestière et du
Développement Durable (MEFDD), notamment les Directions Départementales de
l’Economie Forestière (DDEF) qui ont à charge le contrôle de premier
niveau en les incitants à s’approprier de la plate-forme.

La cérémonie de lancement  vise à  informer  les parties prenantes du
démarrage effectif des activités.   

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

21
Oct
From21 October 2015
in BRUSSELS (Belgium)
Organised byEP Intergroup CCBSD

Hosted by:

Catherine Bearder MEP

Forests and forest landscapes, particularly in tropical areas, are important
in regulating global carbon budgets and moderating climate change but they
are still being degraded and destroyed at a significant rate. These same
forests provide many other essential non-carbon benefits such as
biodiversity, provision of food/energy/materials, medicines, disease
mitigation, water quality and flood control.

By 2030 restoration and sustainable management of forest landscapes could
also make better use of biodiversity, to maintain or increase their capacity
to absorb and store carbon despite new climate extremes, while responding to
the needs of local and global society. 

The EC funded project on the “Role of Biodiversity in Climate Change
Mitigation” (ROBIN) has produced new insights and evidence concerning the
carbon and non-carbon benefits provided by tropical forest landscapes in
Latin America.

This conference aims, through a science-policy-society dialogue, to help
develop a coherent set of actions across sectors and levels of government to
address climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity loss and the
maintenance of sustainable tropical forest landscapes. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forest-landscapes-solutions-for-climate-c...
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[1] https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forest-landscapes-solutions-for-climate-c...

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