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Forest Governance in Asia

10 Years after the Bali Declaration

By Kerstin Canby - Forest Trends
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This article takes stock of what happened since the Bali Declaration was signed ten years ago, in September 2001. The Bali Declaration concluded the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) Ministerial Conference. Although a non-legally binding document,
the Bali Declaration committed the countries represented there – both timber producing and consuming nations – to intensify national and international efforts to combat illegal logging and the trade in illegal wood products.
Since 2001 progress has been slow but there has been forward movement nonetheless. Yet, there have also been challenges.