EU FAO FLEGT Programme
To address the presence of illegal timber in global markets and stop it from entering the European market, the European Union adopted the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan in 2003.
The European Union is supporting a global network of FLEGT-related technical assistance to implement the Action Plan. Part of this network is the EU-FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme (EU FAO FLEGT Programme). This programme provides support to timber producing countries to implement projects that target aspects of the EU FLEGT Action Plan.
| | 15 April 2014
EU FAO FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs. Grants of up to €100 000 are channeled through the Programme to support the ongoing VPA process in the targeted country. The selection of proposals will be done through two phases. In this first phase, all eligible applicants are invited to submit concept notes. In the second phase, proponents of selected concept notes only will be asked to submit full project proposals. [more
| | 9 April 2014
UKAid from the Department for International Development (DFID) has recently become a major donor to the EU FAO FLEGT Programme. DFID, recognizing that illegal logging and trade of illegal timber pose serious risk to the integrity of forest landscapes, global climate change and perpetuate negative economic impacts on global markets, agreed through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to contribute £ 1,408,833 to FAO’s FLEGT Programme to address the challenge. Support under the MoU will directly contribute to fostering improved implementation of FLEGT/VPA processes, namely by assisting stakeholders to implement selected projects in countries that are currently negotiating or that have entered into VPAs with the European Union. [more
| | 20 March 2014
Colombia stepped up awareness raising efforts to improve forest governance, welcoming the EU FAO FLEGT Programme’s mission to the capital Bogotá on 10-14 February. Representatives from three government ministries – Environment and Sustainable Development; Agriculture and Rural Development; and Trade, Industry and Tourism – participated in the mission led by the EU Delegation, FAO and key stakeholders from civil society, regional public authorities and the private sector to discuss opportunities to bolster national initiatives to strengthen forest governance. [more
| | 14 March 2014
FAO and the European Union introduced the FLEGT Programme at the FAO Representation in Peru. The initiative, ultimately aiming to enable Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) by combatting the presence of illegal timber on global markets, was presented to key stakeholders in the forestry sector who discussed the potential of the support available, its applicability in the country and how the work being done locally can be related to similar processes in other countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. [more
| | 22 January 2014
EU FAO FLEGT Programme is now accepting project proposals from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in eligible timber-producing countries not already engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs). Grants of up to €100 000 are channeled through the Programme to support locally driven processes that put the FLEGT Action Plan into practice. [more