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Advancing forest and land-use governance in tropical forest countries

The EU is exploring ways to step up efforts to address deforestation and strengthen implementation of its Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan on illegal logging.

Highlights of EC conference on tackling deforestation and illegal logging

Highlights of EC conference on tackling deforestation and illegal logging On 21-23 June 2017, the European Commission met with stakeholders from across the world to discuss future work on...

Content: Demand-side measures

Linking supply and demand-side measures Many major agricultural commodities such as beef, soy, sugar and palm oil drive deforestation in tropical countries. There is a growing awareness that in...

Content: Benefits

Benefits REDD+ can support and benefit from an EU initiative called FLEGT, which stands for forest law enforcement, governance and trade. The EU developed its FLEGT Action Plan in response...

Content: Drivers of deforestation and forest degradation

Drivers of deforestation and forest degradation Forest degradation Human activities that drive forest degradation include overgrazing, demand for fuel wood and charcoal, excessive logging...

Content: Honduras

Honduras About 40% of the land area of Honduras is covered by forests (approximately 4.5 million hectares), just 10% of which is primary forest. The country has experienced a high rate of...

Content: Laos

Laos According to figures published in the FAO Forest Resources Assessment, Laos has the highest proportion of forest cover in South-East Asia (81%). The country’s forests make an important...

Content: Guyana

Guyana Guyana has one of the highest proportions of forest cover in the world and a low deforestation rate. Over 80% of Guyana’s land area is covered by forests (approximately 1.6 million...

Content: Vietnam

Vietnam Vietnam has approximately 15 million hectares of forested land, nearly half of Vietnam’s total land area. Since 1992, Vietnam's ambitious afforestation programmes have returned the...

Content: Indonesia

Indonesia Indonesia has over 90 million hectares of forest, equivalent to almost 50% of the country´s land area. It ranks third amongst all countries in terms of total area of tropical forest...

Content: Republic of the Congo

Republic of the Congo About 65% of the Republic of the Congo is covered in dense rainforest. It has a large area of forest (approximately 22 million hectares) and a low historical rate of...

Content: DRC

Democratic Republic of the Congo   DRC is one of the world’s largest rainforest nations with around 150 million hectares of forest, equivalent to almost 70% of the country’s land...