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1 ILLEGAL TIMBER TRADE AND FORESTRY Tint Lwin Thaung, RECOFTC ADB-CITES 10th March 2013

2 SCALE % of the volume of all forestry in key tropical producer countries, % globally The economic value of global illegal logging billion USD or % of global timber trade UNEP/INTERPOL 2012

3 EFFORTS FLEGT LAECEY ACT CERTIFICATION CITES ICCWC (International Consortium in combating wildlife crime- CITES+Interpol+UNODC+the World Bank, World Customs Organization)

4 1. Behavior Change 2. Corruption 3. Lack of alternatives 4. Capacities, information, technologies 5. Weak coordination KEY BOTTLE NECKS

5 IMPLICATION FOR THE CHANGE Every body has a stake, People are centered to the action. Asia is diverse with the rich (>600 billionaires and the poor (> 1 billion still lives less than 1.25 US$ per day in developing countries) The rich, the powerful can do more (CSR, change attitude, reduce consumption) The poor can change if they have alternative incentives, sense of belonging.

6 CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE CHANGE It depends on: capabilities the capabilities of the people size the overall size of the task resources resources which are needed to perform them framework the framework within which they are discharged RECOFTC understands ‘capacity’ as the overall ability of the individual or group to actually perform its responsibilities.

7 Source: Transparency International CORRUPTION INDEX IN TEN ASEAN COUNTRIES

8 EXAMPLARY ROLE IMPROVE LEGAL FRAMEWORK TO BE TRANSPARENT, SIMPLIFIED AND PARTICIPATORY ROLE MODEL FOR OTHER COORDINATING AGENCIES KEEPING ABREAST WITH CHANGING CONDITIONS FREE FROM ANY INFLUENCE

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