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Russia jan18 2011 eng

  1. 1. ENPI FLEG Program in Russia: Highlighting Implementation CHALLENGES, RESULTS and IMPACTS <br />Russia PСT:<br />Marina Smetanina (WB)<br />Elena Kulikova (WWF)<br />Andrey Zaytsev (IUCN)<br />
  2. 2. Russia’s Country Work Plan Components<br /><ul><li>Improving the FLEG regulatory and legal framework and its enforcement(IUCN, WB, WWF)
  3. 3. Improving the FLEG planning and monitoring at the national, regional (local), and interagency levels (WB, WWF)
  4. 4. Causing specific FLEG actions to be implemented by lead Russian forest companies and their international trading partners (WWF)
  5. 5. Safeguarding the rights of local communities and small businesses to forest resource use (IUCN)
  6. 6. Increasing transparency of actions and raising the public awareness (IUCN,WWF) </li></li></ul><li>Sharing efforts between three IO’s<br /><ul><li>World Bank  Federal and regional state authorities
  7. 7. WWF  Business community, customs, trading partners
  8. 8. IUCN  Civil society, local communities and small businesses </li></li></ul><li>ENPI FLEG Coverage in Russia<br />
  9. 9. Anticipated ENPI FLEG PROGRAM RESULTS AREAS<br />Increased awareness and commitment of key stakeholders on FLEG<br />Effective national and regional FLEG action processes in place<br />Increased national ownership and capacity<br />Improved regional and sub-regional collaboration and knowledge sharing<br />Effective engagement of key trading partners<br />Continuation of the formal official Europe-North Asia FLEG process<br />Sustainable forest management practices implemented<br />5<br />
  10. 10. Continuation of the formal official ENA-FLEG process (1)<br />NPAC is a truly working body helping to set priorities and disseminate Program outcomes<br />NPAC meetings:<br />January 25, 2009<br />January 18, 2010<br />September 15, 2010<br />February, 2011<br />Role of NPAC Chairman, National FLEG Focal Point in Russia<br />
  11. 11. Continuation of the formal official ENA-FLEG process (2)<br />The national-wide public opinion poll on FLEG is prepared<br />Same methodology as in 2005 is applied (dynamics)<br />Consultations with FFA on facilitating experts meetings to preparing high-level ENA FLEG forum <br />
  12. 12. Increased awareness and commitment of key stakeholders on FLEG <br />ENPI – FLEG Bulletin and Website (fleg.forest.ru)<br />Press tours for journalists on FLEG<br />Network of partner media created<br />
  13. 13. Effective national and regional FLEG action processes in place<br />Review the existing forest and related laws <br />Amendments to the Forest Code and other legislation<br />Impact of catastrophic forest fires (summer 2010) and new set of amendments <br />Level of discussions<br />
  14. 14. Increased national ownership and capacity (1) <br />Professional continuous education programme on forest law enforcement:<br />Program concept developed and validated with stakeholders<br />Training modules developed and pilot tested in two 10-days courses in Oct. 2010<br />Official certificates awarded<br />
  15. 15. Increased national ownership and capacity (2)  <br />Training program for custom «Combating illegal export of raw and sawn timber» :<br /> developed, got approbation, approved<br />State Custom Academy<br />Federal Custom Service<br />
  16. 16. Increased national ownership and capacity (3) <br />Developing guidelines to prevent and reduce illegal logging and illegal timber trade; its testing at the regional level:<br />Phase 1: regional analysis<br />Phase 2: guidelines concept validation<br />Phase 3: implementation <br />
  17. 17. Improved regional and sub-regional collaboration and knowledge sharing<br />New EU timber regulation and work on information dissemination:<br />Roundtable in partnership with the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (March, 2010, Moscow)<br />more than 80 participants from ENA region<br />a number of following events in Russian regions demonstrating interest <br />
  18. 18. Effective engagement of key trading partners<br />Work with Russian forest industry companies to implement FLEG actions:<br />generalizing best practice of tracing systems<br />linking corporate and state timber tracking systems <br />developing risk assessment work for Supply of Controlled Wood: National Risk Assessment Standard and Regional Risk Assessment for Arkhangelsk<br />
  19. 19. More sustainable forest management practices implemented (1)<br />Practical model run in Pskov region:<br />NTFPs and use by local citizens <br />ecotourism<br />additional income <br />
  20. 20. More sustainable forest management practices implemented (2)<br />Forest management rating of Russian regions:<br />WWF pioneer work <br />Prime Minister request <br />joint work with FFA<br />communication strategy (mass-media, web-page http://wwf.ru/forests/forestrating/rating2010) <br />
  21. 21. More sustainable forest management practices implemented (3)<br />Consultations with Russia ENPI FLEG team on potential investment loan preparation<br />Concept of Forest Project-2 officially submitted to the RF Government<br />Preparation of the Project by WB and RF Government is on-going<br />
  22. 22. Thank you for your attention!<br />Contacts:<br />Andrey Zaytsev andrey.zaytsev@enpi-fleg.org<br />Marina Smetanina msmetanina@worldbank.org<br />Elena Kulikova ekulikova@wwf.ru<br />

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