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
120+ human rights, environmental and diaspora groups call on governments to ban Russian and Belarusian wood imports
Timber exports are an integral part of the Russian and Belarusian economies, so adding timber to the list of sanctioned items should be a logical step.
News, NGO Statements
Joint statement to ban Russian wood and support Ukraine
Joint statement of Ukrainian, Belarusian, EU, UK and US environmental and human rights NGOs and activists
Russia is engaging in an unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine which is already having a high toll on citizens. We...
OPEN LETTER: CALL TO UPHOLD STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN FORTHCOMING EU REGULATION
Ahead of your meeting on 17 March we would like to bring to your attention key issues which have recently been raised by the soya industry in their response to the proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products. The current...
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.
Will a malfunctioning satellite spell trouble for forests?
Satellite monitoring is an increasingly important part of efforts to tackle deforestation, but what happens when satellites fail?
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.
EU Africa Summit: Time for a Greener, Fairer Deal with Africa
The needs of those whose lives will be hardest hit by climate change and biodiversity loss must come before economic and geopolitical interests.
Indigenous organisations tell European policy makers to respect their land rights, or new anti-deforestation legislation is likely to fail
The Regulation on deforestation-free products should be based on international law and standards rather than a patchwork of producer-country rules.