Briefing note covering the period November 2017 to January 2018 on developments relevant to the implementation and enforcement of the EU Timber Regulation, compiled by UNEP-WCMC as a consultant of the European Commission in close cooperation with the Member States Competent Authorities.
Between 2017-2019 a new project is carried out by the Commission with the support of Wageningen University and Research (The Netherlands), Epsilon (Greece), Umweltbundesamt GmbH (UBA) (Austria) and COWI (Belgium).
The Commission (DG Environment) has initiated a project on “Developing an assessment framework for environmental governance in the Member States“. The objective of this project is to develop a framework for assessment of environmental governance and administrative performance in the Member States specific for the implementation of environmental legislation and policies. Such an assessment framework based on criteria and indicators shall be used for the development and better implementation of environmental governance policies and legislation and as a basis for the future country-based assessments under the ‘governance’ section of the Environment Implementation Review.