NGO statement on deforestation

Publication - June 20, 2017
Forests are essential for life on earth. Three hundred million people worldwide live in forests and 1.6 billion depend on them for their livelihoods. Forests are the largest stores of carbon after oceans and provide habitat for 80 per cent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.

An EU action plan to stop the destruction of these essential forests is long overdue. A group of NGOs have called on the European Commission to produce such a plan:

170620 - A case for EU action in 2017

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