EFI strengthens its work on policy advice
Policy advice has been approved as new strategic function of EFI by the Annual Conference. This means that EFI will increasingly embark on activities that provide enhanced support for decision takers and policy makers.
Forestry is a global business and the forestry agenda is increasingly connected to the high importance political issues such as climate change, trade relations, good governance and poverty reduction. In this context the policy makers require best possible knowledge and science-based information. EFI is well placed to cater for these needs and for the past three years it has had a strong policy advice role already by hosting the EU FLEGT Facility which supports the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process in developing countries, related to the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan. EU FLEGT Facility assists the European Commission and the EU Member States in their joint effort of its implementation.