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Alain Houyoux uploaded a new Document 13 June 2012

ETFRN NEWS 53: Moving Forward with Forest Governance

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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.

Faith Doherty uploaded a new Document 6 December 2012

EIA report Appetite for Destruction (released 29.11.12) exposes China as the world's number one buyer of illegal timber and a major exporter of deforestation around the world. This is the English version. 

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

Roser Cabré-Verdiell Surribas posted Information 22 January 2013

The United States, the European Union and Australia are large producers and consumers of timber and timber products. In recent years these consumer countries have taken steps to combat trade in illegally harvested timber and timber products more effectively.

David Hamson posted Information 29 January 2013

Dear FLEGT Community,

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