Policy Brief 2
Illegal logging and its environmental effects as well as its impacts on people, such as the fuelling of corruption and exacerbation of poverty, are among the reasons why the European Commission published the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan in 2003. The Action Plan sets out different measures available to the European Union and its Member States to tackle illegal logging.
EFI Policy Brief 2, "Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade " the European Union approach-, introduces the Action Plan's main aims and methods to develop markets in Europe for legal products. The Plan focuses on the EU trade policies by developing partnerships with producer countries; by developing legislation to encourage importers to take responsibility for the provenance of the wood they buy and by promoting responsible purchasing by governments and timber importers in Member States.
EFI FLEGT Team. 2008. Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade – the European Union approach.Policy Brief 2. European Forest Institute
Number of pages: 12