Briefing on new EU timber law ahead of debates in Council and European Parliament

Publication - January 19, 2009
Greenpeace considers that the EU -one of the world’s largest timber markets- has the duty to reduce and ultimately halt forest destruction, in order to defend biodiversity and reduce carbon emissions. Preserving forests also means protecting the rights of forest-dependent communities, particularly in the developing world. The Commission proposal, as it stands, is weak and will not achieve these goals.

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