Project International Cooperation for Helping countires Facing an Illgal Logging Crisis

Project leader Anna Sinaga
Email a.sinaga@cgiar.org
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Project status CLOSED
Project start 2007-01-01
Project end 2010-12-31
The main goal of the project is to develop a more efficient and effective approach to stop or reduce illegal logging. The approach will be based on following the money rather than following the wood of logging operations. It will integrate measures for countering anti money laundering, anti corruption, with measures to conserve forests and the environment. The project will work with international donors that are currently working or planning to improve the capacity of Indonesian forestry and environmental service units, law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, government auditors, and judicial agencies. Laws, international conventions, and binding and non-binding international agreements on anti money laundering, prudent financial practices, anti corruption, international government auditing practices, transnational crimes, biodiversity, forest conservation, and sustainable development will be considered in developing the approach. • A paper on an integrated country assistance strategy to stop illegal logging in Indonesia including documentation of international best practices in anti corruption, anti money laundering, prudent banking practices, state auditing standards, and forest and environmental protection that are suitable to stop illegal logging in Indonesia. • Guidance for forestry agencies to conduct analysis of illegal logging on a selected forest site • Guidance for law enforcements to follow up information related to an analysis of illegal logging originated from a forest site • Guidance for financial institutions to follow up on information related to an analysis of illegal logging originated from a forest site • Assistance to IWGFF to become a permanent organization in the second year of the project are as follows: • Inputs to the implementing agencies (forestry agencies, law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, state auditing agencies, and judicial agencies) and NGOs/CSOs selected by the donor countries to protect selected forest sites using the integrated law enforcement approach. • Reports on preliminary analysis of illegal logging, corruption, and money laundering on selected forest sites. • A report on opportunities and challenges to develop mutual legal assistance between Indonesia and Singapore, as well as between Indonesia and Malaysia. • The integrated law enforcement forum/network is working. • Guidance for judicial agencies to conduct a trial on illegal logging using the integrated approach in the third year of the project are as follows: • Guidance for government agencies (forestry, law enforcement, and financial institutions agencies) to collaborate with its counterparts in other countries that are receiving illegal logs from Indonesia. • A report on opportunities and challenges to develop mutual legal assistance between Indonesia and Japan, as well as between Indonesia and China/Hong Kong. • Analysis of several illegal logging cases, corruption cases, and money laundering cases for each forest site to be protected. • A report on international instruments and tools to stop illegal logging developed by Indonesia in past three years.

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