Europe’s chance to end its destructive forestry model
Europe exported a destructive forestry model around the world but now has the chance to put a stop to it at home, something EU countries must ensure is properly rolled out.
Over the past 50 years, a forestry model that has caused...
Poll: Europeans troubled by the rise of paper packaging and think governments are responsible for reducing it
Poll: Overwhelming majority of Europeans are troubled by the rise in paper and cardboard packaging, and three quarters think governments should be responsible for reducing it.
Packaging and especially disposable paper packaging...
What is Close to Nature Forestry?
Close to nature forestry is an alternative to intensive forestry, a sustainable way of managing forests.
Serious concerns about the Swedish Presidency proposal for the Nature Restoration Law
This letter was sent to Representatives of the Swedish Presidency, EU Environment Ministers and Permanent Representations. The European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Rapporteurs and shadows of...
Critical Raw Materials: Mining on Sámi land without their consent
Europe is desperate to secure critical raw materials for the green energy and digital transitions. But mining must not happen on Sámi land without free, prior and informed consent from the Sámi people, says Karin Nutti Pilflykt.
Finnish State logging forest that is planned to be a national park
Activists is Finland are protecting biodiversity and forests in an area where it looks like EU rules with regard to threatened species and habitats are not being implemented.
Crunch time for EU deforestation law
The Swedish government is trying to undermine the EU’s landmark deforestation law so that it can continue exploiting the Sámi people's land, says Lina Burnelius - International Coordinator for Protect the Forests Sweden and Elle Merete Omma - Head of EU Unit for the Saami Council.
News, Forest Watch
Enforcing EU law: Defending forests and biodiversity, from complaint to Court
Member States who fail to implement EU biodiversity laws may want to rethink their approach given recent decisions by the European Court of Justice.
News, Forest Watch
RED and LULUCF: EU Council prioritises the short-term interests of wood-based industries over the future of forests
After the Council fails to defend the future of forests, it now falls to the European Parliament and the Commission to reaffirm the rules’ purpose and to restrict loopholes.
EU Member State positions could have a profoundly negative impact on forests
Overnight, EU energy and environment ministers agreed on their positions on two files that are crucial for the fate of EU forests: the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry...