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