REDD+ and FLEGT interactions

In many tropical countries there is active engagement with both REDD+ and FLEGT. This provides an opportunity to build on the interactions between the two processes and make better progress on delivering the objectives of both. Increased cooperation between REDD+ and FLEGT at the national level could advance forest governance reforms, clarify land tenure, strengthen stakeholder engagement and balance competing interests. The EU FLEGT Action Plan also provides lessons for addressing consumption and production of agricultural commodities driving deforestation.