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Forest Protection Policy

In early March 2010, the European Commission adopted a green paper about the protection of forests in Europe against climate change. The discussion it generates should guide Commission decisions on whether additional action is needed at the EU level to protect forests. Whilst the paper highlights some important issues such as the need for more harmonised, reliable and comprehensive information systems to assess forest resources and conditions, it seriously fails to make a proper analysis of the lack of coherence of EU and Member States policies that have an impact on forests.

Relevant reports

EU documents



Most recent publications

Forestwatch Issue 45

  • Europe's forests largely ignored
  • NTMs spreading fast says APEC
  • Certification harmonisation
  • EC funding guide
  • Civilised discussions on trade and environment
  • Certification and WTO
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Forestwatch Issue 42

  • Trading carbon: a new value for forests
  • New fears for forests from agricultural sector
  • CSD: update on 8th session - the CSD and trade
  • Certification rivalry
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Forestwatch Issue 41

  • Incoherence and community development policy
  • A precautionary tale
  • To be prefectly clear
  • PEFC endorsement?
  • Conciliation for forests?
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