About ENPI FLEG II Program

The FLEG II Program aims to improve forest law enforcement and governance in 7 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine, which have all together more than 20% of the world's forests.

Problems that the forests of these countries face:
  • Illegal logging and associated trade and corruption.
  • Increased pressure on forests due to growing demand for forest products & services.

CONSEQUENCES:

  • Loss of forest resources and revenue by governments and people.
  • Degradation of forest ecosystems and biodiversity.

 

What FLEG II is doing

1. Improving forest policy and legislation
EXAMPLES:
- Developing suggestions for amendments to national forest laws.
- Supporting dialogue on forest policy issues between governments, businesses and NGOs.

2. Capacity building
EXAMPLES:
- Conducting trainings on sustainable forest management for forest practioners.
- Developing study programs and materials on sustainable forest use for schools, colleges and universities.

3. Promoting sustainable management and use of forests
EXAMPLES:
- Promoting voluntary forest certification for businesses.
- Enhancing transborder collaboration between countries to decrease illegal logging.

4. Promoting sustainable income opportunities for forest dependent communities
EXAMPLES:
- Launching pilot projects on ecotourism development for rural communities.


Who is involved in FLEG II

FLEG II is funded by the European Union.
In Armenia and Georgia, FLEG II is also supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation.


FLEG II is implemented by the World Bank, WWF, and IUCN.


FLEG II brings together governments, forest practitioners and managers, forest business, non-timber business, NGOs, educators, and forest dependent rural communities.

FLEG timeline

2005

Representatives of 44 governments from Europe and Northern Asia signed the St. Petersburg Declaration, committing themselves to address illegal logging and the improvement of forest governance.

2008
2012

The European Commission, the World Bank, WWF and IUCN teamed up to implement the first Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) Program in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

2012
2016

The ENPI Forest Law Enforcement and Governance II (FLEG II) Program builds on the first ENPI FLEG I Program to support good forest governance, sustainable forest management and forest protection in the region.


 - Additional information
 - Impacts
 - Questions & Answers

        

Subscribe to FLEG II news

* indicates required
Yes, I would like to receive FLEG II ENPI (East):
I would like to receive news updates in:
Email Format

Subscribe to FLEG II news

* indicates required
Yes, I would like to receive FLEG II ENPI (East):
I would like to receive news updates in:
Email Format