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27.06.2012 21:10
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ENPI FLEG results presented at the 13th Montreal Process Technical Consulting Committee Meeting

ENPI FLEG will contribute to international efforts on boreal and temperate forests conservation and sustainable management. Photo: A.Zaytsev

World Bank ENPI FLEG experts have been invited to participate in the work of the 13th Montreal Process Technical Consulting Committee Meeting (www.mpci.org) which will be held on July 2-6, 2012 in Moscow and Suzdal (Vladimirskaya Oblast). The aim of this forum is joint specialists work on agreeing criteria and indicators (C&I) of conservation and sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests.

The World Bank consultants will inform about achievements of the “Forest management diagnostics in Russia” project which runs in the context of the Russian National Forest Policy preparation. Also they will present the ENPI FLEG Phase 1 results and perspectives of its Phase 2 development.

The Montreal Process working group for developing criteria and indicators of conservation and sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests was created in 1994. Currently it unites representatives of 12 countries: Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, USA, Uruguay, Chile and Japan. These countries host 90% of the temperate and boreal forests, 50% of all forests, 45% of the world timber and timber products trade, and 35% of the global population. Russia is participating in the working group in line with its international obligations in the framework of implementing the Sustainable Forest Management Principles (Rio-de-Janeiro, 1992) and Montreal Process Declarations (Santiago, 1995, Quebec, 2003).

The Montreal Process criteria and indicators allow participating countries to harmonize procedures of monitoring and evaluation of trends and achievements in the area of sustainable forest management. They also help in harmonizing the contents of National reports on the topic as well as in elaborating forest policies at the national level.