Publications & Insight
Insights into Sweden's forests
1 March 2023, 12:30-14:30 CET (Brussels time)
The Press Club Brussels Europe Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels
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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.
Ten things the legislative proposal on EU forest observation, reporting and data collection needs to consider
Member States are presently required to undertake limited EU level forest monitoring. This is problematic since forests are key to meeting EU biodiversity and climate goals, and there is a fast deteriorating trend in both. The...
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...
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...
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
LULUCF: A Clear Steer for Increased Ambition, but far from original hopes
In its latest vote on Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry, the European Parliament endorsed a higher target for the amount of carbon dioxide that should be removed from EU land. The vote also acknowledged the importance of...