Press Releases

04/04/2014
International dialogue on improving forestry sector governance and management held at the Forestry Forum in Arkhangelsk

Moscow, April 3, 2014 – a round table "Improving governance and law enforcement in the implementation of major forest operations and forest resources in the FLEG II (ENPI East) Program" was held as a part of the Arkhangelsk International Forestry Forum.



28/03/2014
FLEG II Program in Azerbaijan took part in the 1st Azerbaijan Environmental Forum

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.



27/03/2014
Newly-developed forest education tutorial discussed during “Green World” round table

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.



19/12/2013
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).



10/12/2013
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.



04/12/2013
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.



27/11/2013
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.



19/11/2013
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.



18/11/2013
Stakeholder cooperation key to help forest sector development in Ukraine

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.



16/11/2013
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.




        

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