It’s been a year now since Regulation (EU) No. 995/2010 was put into force (3 March 2013), a document designed to ban all access of illegally harvested timber to the European markets. Yet, there are issues of the Russian timber origin verification that remain unsettled.
Baku, March 18, 2014 - The 1st Azerbaijan Environmental Forum took place in Baku. The event was organized by IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Public Union, led by Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva. The main aim of the Forum was to foster open discussions on the status of the environment in Azerbaijan.
Baku, March 12, 2014 – the Minister of Culture and Tourism (MCT) of Azerbaijan held a round table, “Green World”, in the V. Korolyenko City Central Library, to discuss youth participation in forestry activities. Topics covered included the protection of the forests and sustainable forest management in Azerbaijan.
Metsä 2013 – International forestry authorities gathered for ENPI East FLEG II's first regional event, to learn from shared experiences to enable future success
December 17, 2013, Rovaniemi (Finland) – On 12th December, as part of the European Forest Week, the ENPI (European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument) East Countries FLEG (Forest Law Enforcement and Governance) II hosted an open panel discussion on the process of tackling forest governance challenges and supporting sustainable forest management practices through national and regional experiences. The event was co-chaired with the Russian Federal Forest Agency (FFA).
Illegal logging in Russia: knowledge of its scale is of vital importance for effective decision-making
How much timber is logged illegally in Russia? No one knows the exact volumes. The ENPI East Countries FLEG II team has brought leading experts together to start developing a methodology to assess the volume of illegal logging in Russia at the federal and regional levels.
Azerbaijani Minister of Ecology and natural resources greets launch of the second phase of ENPI FLEG II
Baku (Azerbaijan), November 23, 2013 - The 4th International CTE (Caspian Technologies for Environment) 2013 Environmental Protection Exhibition took place from the 20th to 22nd November at the Baku Expo Centre. The Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources for Azerbaijan, Huseyn Baghirov, congratulated the ENPI East FLEG II Program team on the launching of the second phase of the Program and wished them success.
Metsä 2013 - ENPI FLEG II parallel event: “The Role of FLEG process in sustainable forest management: national and regional experiences”
On 12 December, 2013, during the European Forest Week in Rovaniemi (Finland), the ENPI FLEG Team (EC, WB, WWF, IUCN) will host a special parallel event to highlight the process of tackling forest governance challenges and supporting sustainable forest management practices through national and regional experiences.
National Advisory Committee of Azerbaijan for the ENPI FLEG II Program met to discuss priority activities for the current year
Baku (Azerbaijan), November 3, 2013 – The first meeting of the Azerbaijan National Program Advisory Committee (NPAC) of the EU financed program ENPI/East-2 FLEG II (“European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance II Program”) took place in Baku, in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) office.
On November 12, 2013 the first meeting of the National Advisory Committee Program (NPAC) took place in Kyiv. The NPAC functions in the framework of the second phase of the EU financed programme ENPI/East-2 FLEG II to develop a strategic vision on the forest sector of Ukraine and work on proposals for forest law enforcement.
COP-19: Statement from the Special Representative of the President on Climate, A. Bedritskiy, about Russia's position on forests and forest policy
Warsaw (Poland), November 11, 2013 – In climate talks opening this week, the Russian Special Representative of the President on Climate, Alexander Ivanovich Bedritskiy, made an official announcement regarding Russia’s position on the main agenda of the 19th Conference of Parties (COP 19) to the 1992 United Nationas Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 9th session of the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 9) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.