Participants of a round table organized by FLEG II in Krasnoyarsk suggested a number of comprehensive measures to improve the Russian forestry sector.
Forest management improvement is especially relevant for Russian forest regions that have a substantial budget deficit and therefore need comprehensive efficiency-raising measures.
The roundtable was part of the Krasnoyarsk Forest Industry Forum that took place at the Expodrev-2016 exhibition, which gathered industry representatives from all over Russia. The event brought together government officials of Krasnoyarsk Krai, law enforcement authorities, administrations of the districts of Krasnoyarsk Krai, NGOs, timber production business and forest certification experts.
FLEG II consultants and experts presented their recommendations and suggestions at the round table. As a result of the meeting, the participants agreed on a resolution. They decided:
Participants paid special attention to improving the regulation of forests protection. They talked about the need to accelerate the process of development and approval of subordinate legislation required for the entry into force of the Federal Law "On amendments to the Forest Code of the Russian Federation in terms of improving the regulation of forest protection from pests" (passed by the State Duma on December 16, 2015). It requires the preparation of about 5 new documents and changes in 10-15 others that will ensure the disclosure and regulatory strengthening of the ideas embodied in the federal law. Among them are the new rules of sanitary safety in forests, the procedure for forest pathology surveys and others.