Workshop on Strategic Planning for Southeast Asian Forestry
From the 21st to the 23rd of March ASEAN and the FAO organised a strategic planning workshop for Southeast Asian Forestry in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
EFI's EU FLEGT Asia contributed a presentation on ‘Changing markets and in-country requirements due to FLEGT, Lacey Act and public procurement policy'. The main outcomes of the workshop focused on four thematic priorities, most closely linked to the FLEGT process:
1. Planning responsible investments in forest areas
2. Civil society participation in forestry
3. Legal forest products trade
4. Regional cooperation on international agreements affecting forestry
The full workshop report can be found here.