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Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
Wwf russia caucasus_regional_jan.18_ek
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  • 1. ENPI FLEG Regional Activities:WWF’s Progress, Achievements andImpacts<br />Elena Kulikova<br />Director of Forest Programme <br />WWF Russia<br />
  • 2. Dissemination of EUTimber Regulation Through Facilitating High Level Discussions <br />WWF Russia organized a Roundtable meeting in partnership with the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with the support of the World Bank, on March 26, 2010 in Moscow<br />The theme of the Roundtable was on efforts to improve the Russian forest legislation and the EU’s initiatives to combat trade in illegally harvested timber and its processing products <br />More than 80 representatives from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and the European Union participated in the Roundtable discussion. <br />
  • 3. A number of following events were devoted to the new EU legislation at the regional level in Russia:<br /><ul><li>Regional Forest Forum in Arkhangelsk, April, 2010;
  • 4. Workshop in Forestry Department of Northwest Federal District, Saint-Petersburg, April, 2010;
  • 5. Meeting of Committee for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Council of the Federation, Kostroma, May, 2010, in partnership with the World Bank;
  • 6. Parliamentary hearings on development of voluntary forest certification in Russia, Committee for Natural Resources, State Duma, Moscow, May, 2010
  • 7. “Interles” Forestry Forum, St. Petersburg, June 2010
  • 8. International Forum “Forest and Man”, October 2010, Moscow
  • 9. International Forest Forum, October 2010, St. Petersburg</li></li></ul><li> Dissemination of information about new legislation initiatives of the EU on combating illegal logging through facilitating discussions in the region<br />Regional level, Arkhangelsk,<br />Regional Forest Forum<br />
  • 10. Further work on EU Timber Regulation<br />Ministerial Council of Europe and the European parliament: approval EU regulations on wood products on October, 20, 2010 <br />WWF role: further informing the forest stakeholders on a matter of the European legislation and requirements for suppliers of wood products on the European market<br />Decision on organizing the second roundtable in Russia devoted to EU timber regulations in April, 2011<br />TOR for methodological support of roundtable preparation<br />Official agreement with Federal Forestry Agency reached<br />It is also can be considered as an additional regional event of ENPI FLEG Programme<br />
  • 11. Work with Russian authorities and forest industry companies to implement FLEG actions<br />Developing and piloting the state system of harvested timber accounting in Russia<br />Pilot areas (North-West, Siberia, Far East) for approbation <br />Weak points in the state system<br />Existing international experience (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine) and experience of corporate business systems (including experience of voluntary forest certification) <br />Connection with the new legislation of the European Union demanding verification of legal origin of timber<br />
  • 12. State wood accounting system development and piloting<br />Accounting point<br />(logging site, road)<br /><ul><li>Accountant (measurement, marking, report on data, document)
  • 13. Driver
  • 14. Software program</li></ul>Storage<br /> (forest user)<br />1 copy<br />Document <br />1 copy back<br />Forest <br />management<br />unit<br />Interested control bodies<br />Database<br />RF<br />Regional <br />database<br />Limited access <br />District forest management unit<br />Accounting point <br />(forest user storage)<br /><ul><li>Measurement and marking
  • 15. Software program</li></ul>Logging site<br /> (without accounting point)<br />Accountant produce a document (number of logs, destination)<br />Document (number of logs, destination)<br />Data on measurement - back<br />7<br />
  • 16. Work with Russian authorities and forest industry companies to implement FLEG actions<br />NPAC decision on September 15, 2010: proposal to hold an international seminar «Timber origin tracing systems in light of requirements of the European Union legislation»<br />Timeline: the seminar will be conducted in March, 2011<br />Place: Arkhangelsk region which is chosen by Rosleshoz as a pilot region<br />Host: IlimGroup company, one of the largest Russian forest industry companies having its corporate wood tracing system and chosen by FFA for the state system testing <br />
  • 17. FLEG Regional Activity in the Caucasus <br /><ul><li>WWF Caucasus Programme Office: Regional Workshop on Transboundary Timber Flow: Problem Identification and Capacity Building Needs Assessment in the ENPI-FLEG Region on 17-18 November 2010
  • 18. More than 50 people from 7 countries including Turkey representing the states, private sector, NGOs and local communities</li></li></ul><li>Participants including:<br /><ul><li>Director General of the State Non-Commercial Organization (SNCO) “Hayantar” (Armenia)
  • 19. Head of the Sector for State Supervision, Cadastre and Registration, Forest Development Department (Azerbaijan)
  • 20. Division Director, DG of Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Turkey)
  • 21. Forest Officer, village Commmunity Forests, Nisporeni district (Moldova)
  • 22. Member of Board, The Foresters' Association (Turkey)</li></li></ul><li>The Workshop was focused to:<br /><ul><li>Assess the current situation with respect to transboundary timber trade in the ENA region
  • 23. Identify existing problems / weaknesses in terms of legislation, documentation, procedures and capacities, which create favorable grounds for wood smuggling and other illegal activities
  • 24. Elaborate concrete recommendations on how to resolve these problems</li></li></ul><li> The workshop resulted in specific recommendations including:<br /><ul><li>further identifying the nature and scale of the problem
  • 25. strengthening weaknesses in producer countries’ control mechanisms
  • 26. training relevant state officials (e.g. customs)
  • 27. introducing / strengthening public monitoring by NGOs and communities
  • 28. encouraging companies and consumers voluntarily to buy only legal timber
  • 29. enhancing international cooperation on the issues</li></li></ul><li>Next steps:<br />Training of state officials<br />Promoting responsible wood purchasing policies by private companies and consumers<br />Promoting international cooperation at all levels<br />

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