The Fight Against Illegal Logging In The DRC

One year on since the European Union’s Timber Regulation (EUTR) legislation came into force,  prohibiting the trading of illegally harvested timber (and timber products) in the European market, Greenpeace and their partners have found a number of high profile cases of illegal wood from companies in the DRC  (some with links to human rights violations) have entered the EU. If the EUTR is not fully enforced, national laws will continue to be broken, forested areas will continue to be illegally destroyed and communities will go on suffering in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

3 March 2014, marks exactly a year since the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force. The legislation prohibits illegal timber or timber products being placed on the EU market and is part of worldwide efforts to stop deforestation. Much of the illegal timber entering Europe comes from countries in the Congo basin, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where forest governance is weak.

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Saving Sumatra

Generic multimedia item | 20 October, 2010 at 6:18

During his recent visit to Indonesia, Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace International Executive Director) and a Greenpeace team flew over Sumatra to bear witness to the forest destruction that is happening there. Rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands in...

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Generic multimedia item | 23 April, 2010 at 12:54

Who is leading George Bush by the nose on Climate Change policy?

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Generic multimedia item | 23 April, 2010 at 12:49

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Generic multimedia item | 23 April, 2010 at 12:40

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Nuclear Solitaire

Generic multimedia item | 23 April, 2010 at 12:27

Enjoy being a unilateralist with this Nuclear Solitaire game. Every card contains a fact about the nuclear arms race and the "evil-doers" who perpetuate it. Nobody wins at nuclear solitaire.

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