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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.

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Funding forests into the future. The case of Czech Republic.

This series of reports commissioned by FERN looks at the extent to which programmes funded by the Europe Commission are fulfilling the promise of the Rural Development Regulation to protect forests and biodiversity.

Other reports in the series include Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Hungary,  Portugal and Romania.

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Funding forests into the future. The case of Bulgaria.

This series of reports commissioned by FERN looks at the extent to which programmes funded by the Europe Commission are fulfilling the promise of the Rural Development Regulation to protect forests and bio

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Forestwatch Issue 128

  • Can the market fight climate change
  • MEPs question EU targets
  • CAP proposal not enough to protect Europe's biodiversity
  • G8 statement fails to face the Globe's challenges
  • EIB the beneficial bank
  • Shrink your paper footprint
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Forestwatch Issue 127

  • Commission's agrofuel target under increasing scrutiny
  • Is Bulgaria swapping Natura 2000 for ski resorts?
  • 'CO2 alibi' shows the truth behind offsetting
  • Eliasch review continues

 

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Forestwatch Issue 125

  • Voluntary offset credits fail ‘Best Practice’ test
  • Indigenous peoples seen but not heard in Rome
  • Villagers in asylum claim
  • Time to refocus on forests
  • Unease increases about the impact of EU agrofuel targets
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Forestwatch issue 122

  • European Parliament passes resolution to end taxpayers support for fossil fuel projects
  • Bali negotiations on track to fail forests
  • Voluntary Partnership Agreements: Positive signs in the Congo Basin
  • Rural development programmes fail EU biodiversity policies
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