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Commission slams weak implementation of EU law against illegal logging

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 14:35

In a review of legislation to combat illegal logging, the European Commission has said EU countries must significantly step up efforts to keep illegal timber off the EU market [1].

Europe failing to use legal armoury against illegal logging

Publication | February 2, 2016 at 10:00

Brussels – In the coming weeks, the European Commission will adopt a report assessing the implementation and effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which became applicable in March 2013, and formulate recommendations about its next steps.

Greenpeace investigation: EU imports of Amazon timber tainted by widespread fraud in...

Press release | March 20, 2018 at 13:34

Brussels/Manaus, Brazil– A Greenpeace investigation has exposed widespread fraud in the Brazilian forestry sector, which may have allowed massive quantities of illegal timber to reach the EU. Under the EU timber regulation, importers are obliged...

NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | February 7, 2018 at 10:22

All eyes on the European Commission, as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks”

Backgrounders

Topic | May 9, 2011 at 10:37

Backgrounders

New report presents alternatives to harmful biofuels to decarbonise EU transport

Press release | January 17, 2013 at 9:00

Brussels – Europe can effectively replace oil with renewable energy in transport without resorting to harmful biofuels, according to a new report by Dutch research institute CE Delft [1], commissioned by environmental groups. The report,...

EU Parliament casts contradictory vote on biofuels

Press release | September 11, 2013 at 14:20

Brussels – In a close vote at the European Parliament today, MEPs supported the increased use of environmentally damaging biofuels, while at the same time called on the EU to account for the destructive effects of these fuels on food production...

Commission scorecard shows Europe is still a market for illegal timber

Press release | July 31, 2014 at 11:40

Brussels - Four years after its adoption, the European law banning illegal timber (EUTR) is not yet fully implemented in nearly half of EU countries, according to a Commission assessment published yesterday [1].

EU-Indonesia timber agreement signals welcome step towards zero deforestation

Press release | February 27, 2014 at 13:30

Brussels/Strasbourg –The European Parliament today ratified an agreement between the EU and Indonesia to help stem illegal timber trade, but warned in an accompanying resolution that more action will be needed to secure the agreement’s successful...

MEPs propose measures to improve green credentials of biofuels but fail to solve food...

Press release | July 11, 2013 at 0:33

Brussels – In the face of heavy lobbying from the biofuels industry, the European Parliament’s environment committee has made encouraging recommendations to fix EU biofuels policy, but more will be required to end the food for fuel crisis, warned...

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