A huge variety of global forest governance initiatives exists today. All of them follow distinct rationales of how forest governance should operate. These initiatives have, however, not been able to reverse trends of deforestation and forest degradation in the tropics, despite this being the main objective for many of them. Existing instruments like REDD+ and FLEGT are facing major obstacles throughout the design and implementation process.
SAFARI is a three-year project aiming to identify how a holistic Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) concept can interlink and support REDD+ and FLEGT implementation, to analyze their current and possible future impacts, foster their operability on all levels and to demonstrate the multiple benefits of SFM.
This project was a small consultancy for the MCPFE and it has three objectives. The first objective was to provide an overview on regional political processes, which consider the issue of illegal logging (Africa FLEG, Asia FLEG, G8, WSSD, and others). What are the main findings, including political commitments, legal instruments put in place, and others? The second objective was to provide an overview on existing information, the results of research projects, reports, regulations, etc. in Europe about illegal logging issues.
Support Study for the Development of the Non-legislative Acts as Provided for in the EU Timber Regulation
The project aimed to identify the most efficient ways to fulfil the requirements of the EU Timber Regulation with respect to risk assessment systems and the role of monitoring organizations, taking into account in particular relevant best practices.