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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.

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

Team FLEGT created a new WIKI page 19 November 2013

The following interviews were filmed at the Conference "Guardians of the forests? - 10 years of EU FLEGT" organised at the European Parliament on 9 October 2012

1. Yannick JADOT, Member of the European Parliament

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.

Team FLEGT uploaded a new Document 20 April 2012

Note d'Information 2: Janvier 2011: Interactions FLEGT-REDD+: Qu'est-ce que REDD+?

Mathieu Bousquet uploaded a new Document 25 April 2012

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