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Forests

Topic | January 12, 2011 at 17:26

Trading in chaos

Publication | May 26, 2015 at 10:00

The report details two years of investigations into one major company, Cotrefor, that is logging illegally, breaking social contracts with communities and undermining a number of trade regulations with its timber export worldwide to the EU, US,...

Tackling illegal logging, deforestation and forest degradation

Publication | March 30, 2016 at 10:00

This briefing is the contribution of a group of non-governmental organisations to the policy debate related to the evaluation of the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, the review of the EU Timber...

Complaint to the European Commission concerning alleged breach of Union law

Publication | April 19, 2016 at 14:00

Seven Polish and international NGOs lodged a complaint with the European Commission as Polish minister breaches EU law and approves logging in Białowieża Forest

Stepping up EU action to protect forests is not optional but the only way forward

Publication | May 27, 2016 at 11:33

Illegal logging and related trade remain persistent global problems despite the positive impacts of EU actions undertaken since 2004. A recent independent evaluation assesses the progress of EU action in tackling illegal logging since the launch...

NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | June 20, 2017 at 15:39

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...

Publications

Topic | April 14, 2010 at 0:00

Brazil confirms EU countries are importing fraudulent Amazon timber

Press release | June 9, 2015 at 9:23

Brussels - Greenpeace today exposed twenty-two sawmills and 45 exporters involved in the use of false documents for exports of illegal timber to Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom...

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

2018

Topic | February 7, 2018 at 10:20

The latest updates

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...

Commission-funded report blames Europe for global forest destruction

Press release | July 2, 2013 at 12:00

Brussels – Europe leads the industrialised world in driving global deforestation, according to an independent report released today by the European Commission [1]. European consumption of goods led to a forest loss of at least nine million...

Greenpeace statement on Indonesia-EU timber agreement

Press release | September 30, 2013 at 12:45

Brussels, 30 September 2013 - The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) timber trade agreement is being signed in Brussels today between Indonesia and the European Union (EU).

EU must stop palm oil deforestation, says European Parliament

Press release | April 4, 2017 at 13:12

The European Parliament voted in favour of a report calling on the EU to stop funding and contributing to deforestation. The report recognises the driving forces behind deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion and the production of...

EU Parliament demands urgent action to meet 2020 goal to halt deforestation

Press release | September 11, 2018 at 14:30

Brussels – The European Parliament has demanded swift action from the European Commission to cut Europe’s footprint on the world’s forests and its associated impact on climate change, species loss and human rights violations.

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