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Lessons for the EU from Label Bas-Carbone forestry projects in France
Forests in the Nature Restoration Law
European forests are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate with only 14 per cent of protected forest habitats in good condition. Intensive management is undermining sustainability.
To reverse this we must:
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...
Will we actually remove any carbon with the proposed EU carbon removal certification?
The EU’s proposed Carbon Removals Certification scheme embraces dubious activities, favouring publicity over results.
Nature Restoration Law offers hope for EU’s stricken forests
The European Commission's proposal for a new Nature Restoration Law sets ground-breaking, legally binding targets to end the spiral of destruction afflicting the EU's ecosystems, including its forests. For the first time, the...
Six problems with BECCS
The ongoing Fit For 55 discussions aim to increase Europe’s ambition in the fight against climate change, including the role of land in contributing to these efforts. As part of a larger debate on the role of negative emissions to...
Vídeo: Gestão de florestas para o futuro: os benefícios da gestão florestal próxima da natureza
Porque o manejo florestal próximo da natureza é melhor para o clima, a economia, os sistemas alimentares e muito mais.
Forest Strategy gives EU mandate to start healing Europe’s forests
Despite fierce lobbying from some Member States, the European Council today gave a green light for efforts to start protecting Europe’s forests. The Council adopted Conclusions on the EU Forest Strategy which gives the EU Commission the mandate to move ahead on the Strategy’s positive measures, notably a new regulation on Forest Observation, Reporting and Data Collection, which would allow for a better understanding of forest management and climate change impacts in managed forests.