From Science to Policy 1

efi_fstp1_cover_125.jpg : 28Kb Assessment of the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Action Plan

 

From Science to Policy 1
European Forest Institute, 2015


Ragnar Jonsson, Alexandru Giurca, Mauro Masiero, Ed Pepke, Davide Pettenella, Jeffrey Prestemon and Georg Winkel

 

The policy study provides a scientific assessment of the EUTR and FLEGT Action Plan. It examines the two policy measures’ effects on illegal logging, timber markets and trade flows, and governance, with case studies from Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy and the UK. It also presents practical policy implications, which focus on the need to: ensure coherent and consistent implementation of the EUTR; provide support for smaller enterprises; include China in moves towards legality; recognise that legality does not guarantee sustainability.

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Authors

Ragnar Jonsson is a Senior Researcher who has worked at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations, the European Forest Institute and the Joint Research Centre.

Alexandru Giurca is a Researcher in the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Mauro Masiero is a Post-Doc Research Fellow in the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Padova.

Ed Pepke is an Associate and Forest Sector Analyst at Dovetail Partners, Inc.

Davide Pettenella is a Professor in the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Padova.

Jeffrey Prestemon is a Research Forester and Project Leader at the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

Georg Winkel is a Senior Researcher in the Forest and Environmental Policy Group at the University of Freiburg.