Lessons learnt from FLEGT for REDD summary
This report explains why ignoring key lessons from initiatives to control illegal logging (such as the EU's Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT) will lead REDD to a dead-end. It builds on FERN's nearly ten years of work aimed at improving forest governance in close co-operation with partners in the South. Over the past five years, significant progress has been made. Whilst it is still early days for both EU FLEGT and REDD+, unfortunately indications are that REDD+ is undermining any advances made so far with FLEGT.