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Outcomes from the FLEGT Week 2015

FLEGT Week 2015 was a unique opportunity for the EC and its partners to reflect on the full scope of the EU FLEGT Action Plan, including but not limited to VPAs and the EU Timber Regulation, learn from the achievements and challenges, and discuss technical aspects of FLEGT. It took place on 16-19 March in Brussels. 

Below you will see links to reports on daily sessions with stories, photographs, videos and presentations.

Monday 16

Report: Opening plenary and policy discussion

Report: Crash Course on FLEGT

Tuesday 17

Report: Information session on FLEGT progress and achievements

Report: Governance - Seminar

Report: Private sector - Seminar

Wednesday 18

Report: Demand-side measures to reduce illegal timber trade - Seminar

Report: FLEGT and tackling drivers of deforestation - Seminar

Report: Timber legality assurance systems - Seminar

Thursday 19

Report: Closing plenary

Report: FLEGT and REDD+ linkages - Side event

Find out more on the event site

About FLEGT Week 2015

What is FLEGT Week?

The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan of the European Union was launched in 2003 to combat illegal timber and strengthen forest governance. FLEGT Week 2015 is a unique opportunity for the EC and its partners to reflect on the full scope of the Action Plan, including but not limited to VPAs and the EU Timber Regulation, learn from the achievements and challenges, and discuss technical aspects of FLEGT.

What is the objective of FLEGT Week?

The objective of FLEGT Week is to convene actors with an interest in FLEGT to discuss the implementation and future of the EU FLEGT Action Plan.

Who organises FLEGT Week?

FLEGT Week is organized by two directorates of the European Commission: Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development and Directorate-General for Environment. FLEGT Weeks have been organised regularly since 2005.