Assessing the impact of the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Action Plan

21 April 2015

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

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  • What does scientific evidence say about the impacts of the EUTR, FLEGT and other similar policies?
  • Are these policies effective from the decision-maker's perspective?
  • FLEGT and EUTR in action - what are the experiences from industry and practice?
Host and chair: Mr. Paul Brannen, MEP.


News release: EUTR and FLEGT: responding also to the deforestation challenge

Photos from the event

Download the ThinkForest brief: EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Action Plan: Lessons learned and policy implications

Download the From Science to Policy study: Assessment of the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Action Plan

The effectiveness and impact of the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Action Plan were discussed at a ThinkForest seminar at the European Parliament in Brussels on 21 April.

News release and report from the event: EUTR and FLEGT: responding also to the deforestation challenge

Programme and speakers

Download the full programme (pdf)

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Welcome, Prof. Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, European Forest Institute

Welcome from the Chair , Mr. Paul Brannen, MEP

EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and FLEGT Action Plan: Assessment of the impacts and policy implications
Mr. Ragnar Jonsson, Senior Researcher ( presentation)

EUTR and FLEGT – a view of a timber using company
Mr. Anders Hildeman, Global Forestry Manager, IKEA ( presentation)

EUTR and FLEGT - European Commission perspective
Mr. Hans Stielstra, Head of Unit, DG ENV Global Sustainability, Trade and Multilateral Agreements

FLEGT in action - experiences from practice
Mr Jussi Viitanen, Head of the FLEGT & REDD Unit, EU FLEGT Facility ( presentation)

Concluding remarks, Mr. Paul Brannen, MEP

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This event was not an official part of the ongoing European Commission FLEGT and EUTR evaluation process but sought to contribute by helping to synthesise the science-input and by supporting science-policy dialogue on the topic.

More information

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ulla Vänttinen, European Forest Institute (ulla.vanttinen @ efi.int).

Further information is also available from Prof. Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director (Policy Support), European Forest Institute (lauri.hetemaki @ efi.int)

Photos: Simon Pugh