FLEG: Georgia celebrates Forest Week

FLEG: Georgia celebrates Forest Week

The FINANCIAL -- Forest Week was carried out in Georgia last week, with the aim to encourage greater public awareness towards forests and climate change, and to learn more about forest biodiversity and support greater recognition of this valuable resource. The event was organised by the EU-funded forestry programme FLEG II.

Children and youth, environmental and forestry professionals, local communities and the general public took part in various educational and awareness rising activities such as an eco-lesson for school children, a tree planting campaign for students and a workshop for school students, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.

The main event, which also opened the Forest Week, was the opening ceremony of an Exhibition of Youth Drawings “My Native Forest” with more than 400 best drawings, selected among 1,000 school students from all over Georgia during a youth contest.

The €9 million ENPI FLEG II programme deepens reforms in forestry policy, and legal and administrative matters in the sector while carrying out pilot projects, and addressing forest fire and climate issues. It builds upon the achievements of its predecessor, ENPI FLEG I programme.