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26th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting
The 26th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting, which convened on 16-17 June, 2016, focused on global efforts and challenges to tackling illegal logging and the trade in illegal timber.
With over 250 participants, the meeting provided a host of perspectives on forestry issues including discussions on progress with the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) to the latest developments on new forest policy initiatives being formulated in China and Japan.
As well as insights into enforcement action in Peru, the event addressed the effectiveness of enforcement within the framework of the Lacey Act, EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act.
The meeting also explored ways to combat corruption and promote transparency in the forest sector and highlighted the important role indigenous peoples play in protecting forests and the need to recognise and secure their land rights.
The presentations shown at the event are available to view and download below. The Summary Report of the event is also now available to download in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin.
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