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FME 2000

In 2000, FME was held in April in Antwerp, Belgium. The first day of the meeting was set aside for a discussion on strategy on boreal forests, jointly organised with the Taiga Rescue Network. Over the next two days, the following issues were discussed:


  • The forests of North West Russia
  • How should NGOs respond to PEFC?
  • How the NGO community can ensure FSC continues to improve its performance.
  • The World Bank's Forest Policy and the World Bank's Indigenous Peoples Policy.
  • The failure of Seattle and the impact of the World Trade Organisation on forests and forest peoples
  • The Intergovernmental Forum on Forests and its successor the UN Forum on Forests.
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia (focusing on oil palm production)
  • The Sami situation
  • Mangroves and shrimp an update of the European campaign by SSNC, on paper only.
  • Carbon sinks and carbon trading.
  • 'Industrial logging, forest management and certification in the Congo Basin', organised by WWF Belgium


Two letters were signed by participants of the FME on the subjects of: