The proposal of the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the Ukraine – EU summit in Brussels in November 2016 sparked a massive discussion in the Ukrainian society. He suggested that Ukraine lifts the 10-year ban on the export of unprocessed timber in exchange for getting EU tranche of 600 million euros. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised to lift the ban.
FLEG II facilitates the dialogue between communal forestry enterprises and local authorities
On September 28, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine hosted a roundtable dedicated to the current situation in the forest sector of the country.
To improve the institutional structure of the forest sector and forest management, FLEG II conducted an expert study titled “Overall assessment of the forest management in Ukraine”
Through dialogue and transparency IUCN, WWF and FSC improved the Ukrainian forestry sector reform
Annual contest “Every Year is Forest Year 2016” has helped make forestry sector more transparent, and improved public understanding of forestry problems and solutions.
FLEG II Program held a round table in Kyiv, devoted to the improvement of the legal liability for infringement of the forest legislation.
A whole waterfall was destroyed in Chernivtsi Oblast of Ukraine to convert it into a road for transporting timber. This and many other urgent issues were raised in articles submitted for FLEG II forest journalism contest in Ukraine.
A new draft law has been submitted to Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament: “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Guarantee the Rights of Citizens for the Common Use of Forest Resources”.