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Conference on Illegal Logging and Environmental Crimes


Budapest, November 24-25, 2010

The Regional Environmental Center (REC) will host a conference in November focusing on environmental crime, and on illegal logging in particular, in South Eastern Europe (SEE) and Ukraine.

The conference will provide a forum for presenting and discussing the findings of the SEE regional report on illegal logging prepared by the REC, as well as the individual country studies and diagnostic audits prepared under the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC).

The conference will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss both the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) and Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiatives with representatives of the promoting institutions (the World Bank and European Union respectively). They will also be informed about INTERPOL’s experiences in combating illegal logging. Sessions focusing on environmental crime are also planned in order to provide a framework for the issue of illegal logging within the global context of environmental transgressions and non-compliance.  

One of the main expected outcomes is the creation of a platform for cooperation between SEE countries. This platform would support efforts to promote and implement the recommendations presented in the SEE report on illegal logging from the starting point of regional cooperation, thus creating momentum for common and more efficient action.

Please visit this page in the coming weeks for updated information and news. If you wish to participate and/or provide input, please send an email to the conference manager: Ms. Aniko Nemeth [anemeth@rec.org].

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Conference on Illegal Logging and Environmental Crimes
Budapest, November 24-25, 2010
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Ms. Aniko Nemeth
Project Manager, SEE Region

Tel: (+36 26) 504 095
Fax: (+36 26) 311 294
Email: anemeth@rec.org

Ms. Cécile Monnier
Project Manager, Ukraine

Tel: (+36 26) 504 094
Fax: (+36 26) 311 294
Email: cmonnier@rec.org

Mr. Mihail Dimovski
Project Director

Tel: (+36 26) 504 052
Fax: (+36 26) 311 294
Mobile: (+36 20) 383 9842
Email: mdimovski@rec.org

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Regional Environmental Center
Ady Endre ut 9-11
H-2000 Szentendre, Hungary


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