Over the last four months, consultants have braved watchdogs and other daunting challenges to complete surveys of over 1250 households in forest communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. The goal of the study is not only to quantify how people rely on forests, but also to help determine whether that reliance is sustainable into the future and why.
FLEG II Progress Celebrated and Year 2 Activities Confirmed in NPAC Meetings Across All Member Countries
Common themes of improved Country Workplans (CWPs), learning from past experiences and increasing communication have emerged from meetings of the National Program Advisory Committees (NPAC) of the participant countries of the FLEG II Program (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance II Program). The ongoing implementation of the Project’s activities in each member country have been discussed with agreements for activities to be launched in the second year (June 2014-July 2015) of the Program’s implementation.
Metsä 2013 – International forestry authorities gathered for ENPI East FLEG II's first regional event, to learn from shared experiences to enable future success
December 17, 2013, Rovaniemi (Finland) – On 12th December, as part of the European Forest Week, the ENPI (European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument) East Countries FLEG (Forest Law Enforcement and Governance) II hosted an open panel discussion on the process of tackling forest governance challenges and supporting sustainable forest management practices through national and regional experiences. The event was co-chaired with the Russian Federal Forest Agency (FFA).
Metsä 2013 - ENPI FLEG II parallel event: “The Role of FLEG process in sustainable forest management: national and regional experiences”
On 12 December, 2013, during the European Forest Week in Rovaniemi (Finland), the ENPI FLEG Team (EC, WB, WWF, IUCN) will host a special parallel event to highlight the process of tackling forest governance challenges and supporting sustainable forest management practices through national and regional experiences.
Minsk, October 2013 - The first Steering Committee Meeting for the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Program Phase II Program (FLEG II), incorporating seven countries, took place in Minsk from October 1-3, 2013.