Draft Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment for Georgia (under the Forest Stewardship Council scheme) developed
Jointly with Georgian national working group on sustainable forest management standards (registered by FSC) it was prepared the first and second drafts of the assessment standard and discussed each consecutive draft with FSC. The findings indicate that there are many positive (i.e. strengths) as well as negative (i.e. weaknesses) aspects with respect to forest management and protection in Georgia. For the weaker parts (i.e. “significant risk” areas), measures to address them (i.e. “control measures”), were prepared. The subsequent public discussion of the standard is beyond the scope of the EC-supported components of the FLEG II Program.