Publications & Insight
LULUCF: Inching toward genuine progress
Plenary LULUCF vote in Parliament moves important issues in the right direction.
Worrying news from Finland's and Estonia’s forests
Recent data from Finnish and Estonian forests show how bad forest management can aggravate the climate crisis
News, Forest Watch
Commission response urgently needed: A wall on the Polish-Belarus border threatens Białowieża Forest
NGOs, scientists and locals unite to oppose the construction of a harmful barrier in one of Europe’s last remaining old-growth forests. Built to stop 20,000 refugees, the wall is a symbol of Poland’s inconsistent migration policy.
Opportunities abound to restore nature and support climate action
Swift restoration of currently degraded EU habitats holds immense carbon sequestration potential, with all manner of positive side effects for biodiversity, and drought and flood protection.
News, Forest Watch
Estonia’s Environmental Board takes positive action to halt forest destruction
The Commission is pushing for a more meaningful take on EU environmental obligations.
EU enforcement is overdue: Destruction of Romania’s Natura 2000 primary and old-growth forests continues
Two years after the Commission initiated infringement proceedings, logging in Romania’s high biodiversity value forests is increasing.
Is the EU poised to improve public financing of forest management?
If MEPs and Member States can withstand the bioenergy lobby’s onslaught, the Fit for 55 climate package could finally bring meaningful changes to the EU’s forest policies.
Blogs, Forest Watch
GUEST BLOG: Finland could reap big rewards from EU forestry decisions
By Liisa Toopakka, campaigner at the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation
One Planet: EU heads of state commit to nature protection targets and deforestation regulation
EU heads of state made new commitments to protect the world’s forests at the One Planet Summit, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, 11 January 2021.
More than 50 countries joined a pledge to protect 30 per cent of the...
A ‘Just Transition’ for European Forestry is needed
The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (Forest Europe), a high-level intergovernmental process involving 46 European countries and the EU, issues a report on the State of European Forests every five...