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FAO-EU FLEGT supports international timber traceability workshop in Colombia

Colombia, 29 May 2018 - 01 June 2018
Experts in methods for tracing forest products along the value chain to ascertain their origins and ensure legal provenance are sharing experiences during a three-day workshop designed to help strengthen the timber legality system in Colombia. The International Workshop on Tracking [...]

Global Timber Forum - Joint Board & Advisory Committee Meetings

Italy, 10 May 2016 - 12 May 2016
The Global Timber Forum (GTF) is a communication channel and facilitator, supporting the timber industry worldwide in its roles as supplier of the most sustainable and versatile building and manufacturing material and as guardian of a vital environmental resource. It [...]

EU FLEGT Week: Stakeholders discuss progress and look to the future

Belgium, 18 March 2015 - 18 March 2015
Some 300 stakeholders - from European Union representatives to governments, civil society, private sector, NGOs and experts ̶ gathered at the annual FLEGT week in Brussels last month to discuss progress on key topics such as forest governance, private sector [...]

Forum on: Governance, Legality Verification Systems and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector

Ecuador, 30 September 2014 - 03 October 2014
The forum on “Governance, Legality Verification Systems, and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector”, took place in Quito, Ecuador from September 30 to October 3, 2014. The workshop sought to facilitate the exchange of experiences and lessons learnt to [...]

Colombia steps up awareness raising efforts to improve forest governance

Colombia, 10 February 2014 - 14 February 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, [...]

International Forum On The Sustainable Development Of The Wood Industry In Congo Basin Countries

Congo, 21 October 2013 - 22 October 2013
Background and objective Since 2010, a series of discussions has been held in the Congo Basin to enable stakeholders to discuss and formulate strategies to develop the sector. These discussions led to a white paper entitled Towards a strategy to develop the [...]

Regional workshop on capacity building needs to support FLEGT in Asia

Thailand, 16 October 2013 - 17 October 2013
"FLEGT in Asia: Supporting good governance and responsible trade for Asia's forests" Bangkok, Thailand, 16-17 October 2013 Background and objective This workshop was organized to provide an opportunity for government, civil society and private sector representatives to learn more about existing and emerging [...]

From ACP-FLEGT to EU FAO FLEGT: Scaling up efforts to improve forest governance

Belgium, 25 June 2013 - 25 June 2013
Background and objective This one-day seminar held in Brussels on the 25 of June 2013 presented the main achievements, results and contributions of the ACP-FLEGT Support Programme to improving forest governance through the perspectives and experiences of ACP-FLEGT projects. Between 2008 and [...]

Regional Conference- Experiences From The VPA Process In West And Central African Countries

Ghana, 23 October 2012 - 25 October 2012
In 2003, the European Union (EU) adopted its Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) with the aim to halt illegal logging and promote better governance. The main tool to implement the Action Plan is the negotiation [...]