FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

The FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme seeks to reduce and eventually eliminate illegal logging. With the support of its donors, the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme funds projects created by governments, civil society and private sector organizations in Latin America, Africa and Asia to improve forest governance. The Programme works in support of the European Commission’s Action Plan on FLEGT to promote the legal production and consumption of timber by granting funds to projects, and assisting them at all stages from the original design through to the final outcome. Decreasing illegal logging contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals by alleviating poverty (SDG 1), ensuring food security (SDG 2), mitigating climate change (SDG 13) and managing forests sustainably (SDG 15).

From the field

National Forestry Forum brings together forest-dependent communities and the Government of Liberia to improve benefit-sharing from logging

10 - 12 November 2020, Ganta, Liberia The National Forest Forum has commenced in Ganta, Nimba County, Liberia, under the auspices of the National Benefit Sharing Trust Board (NBSTB), in collaboration with the Liberian Forestry Development Authority.  The three-day event, is centred around the theme “forest resource benefit sharing for sustainable development”, will be attended by members of the NBSTB, the [...]

New report highlights the importance of Indonesian Independent Forest Monitoring’s contribution to the SVLK

The Indonesian Independent Forest Monitoring Network Jaringan Pemantau Independen Kehutanan (JPIK) has published a report entitled “Assessing Compliance of Timber Forest Product Utilization and Trade Permit Holders”. The report captures the results of Independent Forest Monitoring activities carried out in eight Provinces in Indonesia, supported by the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme. Independent Forest Monitors assess compliance [...]

Ghanaian concession holders to receive trainings on legality and health and safety standards

Accra, 30 October 2020 The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme has launched a new project with the Nature and Development Fund (NDF) in Ghana, to promote sustainable forest management through enhanced legality of forest operations. The project will build the capacity of 40 concession holders without processing sawmills in selected forest districts in the Ashanti, Eastern, Central and Western regions of Ghana to [...]

In depth

Infographic: Why does legal timber matter?
Video: Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) explained

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