ENPI FLEG II Forest Law Enforcement and Governance: Complementary Measures to Georgia and Armenia

Contract partner: IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentCountry: Zentralasien, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.600.000,00Project start: 01.12.2013End: 30.06.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objectives of the ADA Project in support of ENPI FLEG II [Europe and Central Asia - Second Program of European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Project] are to support Georgia and Armenia in strengthening forest governance through improving implementation of relevant international processes, enhancing their forest policy, legislation and institutional arrangements, and developing, testing and evaluating sustainable forest management models at the local level on a pilot basis for future replication. Through promoting sustainable forest governance, management, and protection of forests in the participating countries, the Project will help ensure the contribution of the country’s forests to climate change adaptation and mitigation, to ecosystems and biodiversity protection, and to sustainable livelihoods and income sources for local populations and national economies. The St. Petersburg Declaration on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in Europe and North Asia, endorsed by 44 governments and the European Commission in 2005, articulates governments’ commitments to these objectives.

The three specific Project objectives are:

i. implementation of the 2005 St. Petersburg FLEG Ministerial Declaration and ensuring continuation of the process launched in 2005 (regional level),

ii. formulation and implementation of sustainable forest sector policies, including legal and administrative reforms for sustainable forest management and protection (national level), and

iii. demonstration of best sustainable forest management practices in targeted areas for further replication (sub-national level).

project number8274-02/2013
source of fundingOEZA
sector Forstwirtschaft
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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