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Jan 8, 2019

The newly published paper studies how FLEGT and REDD+ can interlink with SFM to strengthen forest policy coherence is limited. Enhancing knowledge about interlinkages and synergies is important in view of recent global commitments to strengthen policy coherence. This study employed content analysis of the main global policy documents related to FLEGT and REDD+ to identify (i) the potential contributions of the two regimes to SFM, and (ii) strategies to manage the interlinkages among SFM, FLEGT, and REDD+. The results revealed several potential interlinkages, such as monitoring, reporting, and verification systems, establishing the enabling conditions of SFM, and addressing drivers of forest degradation. However, the interlinkages must be managed if their potential is to be realized. For this, the study proposes three approaches to managing the interlinkages and catalyzing progress toward SFM

Dec 18, 2018

While policy coherence could be the mortar that interlocks the building blocks of good governance, it is often neglected. This view was shared by the participants of a recent panel discussion bringing together the perspectives of policy makers, practitioners, scientists, civil society, private sector and development cooperation.

Sep 4, 2018

Local lessons to global implications – pathways to effective forest-related policies

Join us on 30 November 2018, at 15:00-19:00 in Bonn to discuss how locally learnt lesson can lead to global implications. We will be highlighting the SFM, FLEGT and REDD policy coherence: impacts, synergies and lessons from local to national level, with case studies from three continents.

Register here.


Nov 14, 2017

A newly published paper by Neupane et al. is now available! Download here or search Ingenta Connect by title "A segregated assessment of total carbon stocks by the mode of origin and ecological functions of forests: implication on restoration potential"


Nov 14, 2017

Download our flyer here.

Nov 3, 2017

A warm welcome to an unofficial side event of the COP23! This event is organized by the European Forest Institute with support from the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the SAFARI project.

May 5, 2017

FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement) network is organizing its annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. 3rd Annual FLARE meeting. 29 September – 2 October, 2017.

Apr 13, 2017

Moonen, P.C.J., Verbist, B., Schaepherders, J., Bwama Meyi, M., Van Rompaey, A., Muys, B., 2016. Actor-based identification of deforestation drivers paves the road to effective REDD+ in DR Congo. Land Use Policy 58, 123–132. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.07.019


Mar 21, 2017

Pandit, R., Neupane, P.R., Wagle, B.H., 2017. Economics of carbon sequestration in community forests: Evidence from REDD+ piloting in Nepal. Journal of Forest Economics 26, 9–29. doi:10.1016/j.jfe.2016.11.002

Mar 9, 2017

Tegegne, Y.T., Ramcilovic-Suominen, S., FOBISSIE, K., Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Lindner, M., Kanninen, M., 2017. Synergies among social safeguards in FLEGT and REDD+ in Cameroon. Forest Policy and Economics 75, 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2016.11.005