The European Commission’s environmental program aims to support developing countries in integrating environmental sustainability into their development process. The EC forest program supports efforts to conserve and sustainably manage tropical and other forests in these countries.
EC projects focus on environmental capacity building and policy advice to improve the environmental legal and policy framework and facilitate the implementation of environmental standards. Furthermore, projects assist the financing of clean technologies and promote sustainable resource management practices in demonstration projects. Many EC environment actions in Asia have a local and a global dimension such as air pollution, climate change, forestry and timber trade, and biodiversity. More than 50 per cent of the environment funds support the management and conservation of tropical forests. Indonesia is a priority country.