Publications & Insight
Open Letter: Include ambitious restoration targets in the EU Nature Restoration Law
An open letter to the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, on behalf of environmental and social justice organisations in Sweden, Finland, Estonia and across Europe.
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.
Video: Managing forests for the FUTURE: the benefits of close-to-nature forestry
"It's common sense": Why close-to-nature forestry is better for the climate, the economy, food systems and more
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
News, NGO Statements
NGOs: "To protect nature and the climate, we must reform how bioenergy is treated in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive"
This position paper, signed by 32 NGOs from across Europe, outlines how the EU can create a bioenergy policy that civil society and citizens can support.
A Just Transition
Conversations with foresters on the drawbacks of intensive forestry and the solutions offered by close-to-nature practices
NGOs support a Forest Strategy that addresses current challenges for forests
Forests are the bedrock of nature, our climate, and the European quality of life and way of life. Europe has a diversity of forests, but the challenges they face go beyond borders and require a new approach, encapsulated in the...