ECCAS : Towards the establishment of the Green Economy system and the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa

 

THEME: DIPLOMACY-INTEGRATION-GOVERNANCE AND THE NEW TIMBER ECONOMY - TECHNICAL SEGMENT

 

In order to finalize the implementation of the Green Economy System in Central Africa and the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa, the ECCAS General Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Congo, the Central Africa Forest Commission (COMIFAC) and the Central African States’ Development Bank (BDEAC), decided to hold the Conference of ECCAS Ministers in charge of Economy and Finance, Foreign Affairs and cooperation, Forestry and the Environment, on the topic of the Green Economy Fund in Central Africa and the structural transformation of the natural resources economy. The chosen theme is: DIPLOMACY, INTEGRATION-GOVERNANCE AND THE NEW TIMBER ECONOMY.

 

Thus the Conference will discuss, the timber economy as an illustration of the ''non-oil and non-mineral economics of natural resources”. They will proceed by scrutinizing issues related to new timber market requirements such as the FLEGT process, including European Union Timber Regulations (EUTR) and the Voluntary Partnership Agreements / FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade), the U.S. Lacey Act, the Australian illegal logging Prohibition Act, boosting handicrafts and SMEs within the timber industry and the development of domestic, subregional and regional timber markets.

 

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