FLEGT Week 2015

What is FLEGT Week?

The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan of the European Union was launched in 2003 to combat illegal timber and strengthen forest governance. FLEGT Week 2015 is a unique opportunity for the EC and its partners to reflect on the full scope of the Action Plan, including but not limited to VPAs and the EU Timber Regulation, learn from the achievements and challenges, and discuss technical aspects of FLEGT.

What is the objective of FLEGT Week?

The objective of FLEGT Week is to convene actors with an interest in FLEGT to discuss the implementation and future of the EU FLEGT Action Plan.

Who organises FLEGT Week?

FLEGT Week is organized by two directorates of the European Commission: Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development and Directorate-General for Environment. FLEGT Weeks have been organised regularly since 2005.

Find out more on the event site.

Outcomes of FLEGT Week 2015

Below you will see links to reports on daily sessions with stories, photographs, videos and presentations.

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FLEGT Week 2015: FLEGT and REDD+ linkages, the Report

FLEGT Week 2015 was a unique opportunity to reflect on the full scope of the EU FLEGT Action Plan, including but not limited to VPAs and the EU Timber Regulation, learn from the achievements and challenges, and discuss technical aspects of FLEGT. It took place on 16-19 March in Brussels. 

Below you will see the highlights of the side event: FLEGT and REDD+ linkages, that took place Wednesday 19 March, from 14:30 to 16:00. Read the full report on the FLEGT Week website. This features the full story, photos as well as key information. 

Highlights

  • Interactions between FLEGT and REDD+ are increasingly being documented and understood, and first country-level experiences on linking FLEGT and REDD+ are starting to emerge.
  • Experiences from DRC, Ghana, Guyana and Vietnam show the diversity of interactions between FLEGT and REDD+ processes.
  • A good understanding of both processes and of their overlaps is necessary to trigger joint efforts and ensure economies of scale for improving land use governance and law enforcement.  
  • As FLEGT and REDD+ processes are contributing to similar development objectives, a coherent policy framework is needed at the national and global levels to address illegal logging and other drivers of deforestation.

Featuring

Moderator Jussi Viitanen, EU FLEGT and REDD facilities

Speakers

  • Phuc Xuan To, Forest Trends

  • Adeline Dontenville, EU REDD Facility

  • Christophe Van Orshoven, EU REDD Facility

Reporter Christophe Van Orshoven, EU REDD Facility

Keywords FLEGT, REDD+, linkages, intersect, links, governance, deforestation

Read the full report on the FLEGT Week website.