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

Independent Forest Monitors present recommendations to improve legal timber production and trade

Makassar, Indonesia, 2 December 2019 The civil society organization Jurnal Celebes presented the results of one year of activities today in Makassar, conducted as part of the project ““Strengthening Indonesia’s Independent Forestry Monitoring Network to Ensure a Credible Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) and Effective VPA Implementation”. The project was implemented within the framework of the  FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance [...]

FAO empowers furniture producers in Jepara and Pasuruan to access global market

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has partnered with the Wooden Furniture and Handicraft Producer Association of Jepara (APKJ) in Indonesia to assist micro and small enterprises in Jepara and Pasuruan Regencies in the Central Java Province to comply with the legality requirements set out in the Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS) or Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas [...]

Colombia: Country unites to build a legal timber culture

Colombia is the first country in Latin America to introduce an Intersectoral Pact for Legal Timber (PIML, by its initials in Spanish), which has become a model for the region. The PIML was launched in 2009 with 24 organizations and, eight years later, comprises 70 public and private sector organizations. The PIML has stimulated discussion on legal timber so that [...]

In depth

Infographic: Why does legal timber matter?
Video: Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) explained
FAO FLEGT Programme - Forest law, enforcement, governance and trade (Phase III)

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