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Forests

Topic | January 12, 2011 at 17:26

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...

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...

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).

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,...

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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...

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