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Briefing note
November 8, 2016

In 2012, the Lao government expressed interest in negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union to address illegal logging trade and to improve forest governance.

October 25, 2016

The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was a landmark, which put the use of land-based sinks such as forests at the heart of the global blueprint for stemming global warming.

This raises two problems.

October 20, 2016

In Dalarna, Sweden’s reputation for protecting nature and promoting sustainable forestry might appear well justified. 

Press Releases
October 20, 2016

At a time when EU’s taxpayers are funding bioenergy projects that are worsening global warming and destroying forests, this press release shows how an international day of action on bioenergy galvanised environmentalists and citizens to call on influential EU Commissioners to ‘Make it Right’.

October 19, 2016

A Dangerous Delusion exposes the myth that problems don’t exist with biomass from Europe’s forests – where the EU sources most of its biomass – because they are managed sustainably. It includes case studies on Sweden, Romania, Germany and Latvia, underlining the huge disparity in the way forests are managed across Europe.