Agriculture, extractive industries and illegal logging threaten forests across the globe. We work to improve the effectiveness of the law in the EU and in non-EU focus countries to protect forests.

Forest Governance

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    New laws are best way for EU to tackle deforestation

    Two long-awaited studies have found that EU action on deforestation is both necessary and achievable. 

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    International Day of Forests 2018

    On International Forests Day, we’re reflecting back on some of our achievements over the last year.

  • ID marking on timber for story saying Two new studies pave the way for EU action on deforestation

    Two new studies pave the way for EU action on deforestation

    The European Commission has published two key studies on deforestation, one focusing on palm oil and sustainability certification, the other looking at how to step up EU action on deforestation.

  • Trees in spring for story saying logging in Bialowieza Forest is illegal says proposed ruling

    Logging in Bialowieza Forest is illegal, says proposed ruling

    The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU has today issued a legal opinion confirming that increased logging in Poland’s Bialowieza Forest breached EU nature laws. The final ruling will be published in a couple of weeks.

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  • Nathalie Faure

  • Caroline Haywood

  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Benjamin Ichou

  • Heather Kingsley

  • Katarzyna Kościesza

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    Ibtissam Sadouni

  • Yulia Stange

  • Emily Unwin

  • Tanja Venisnik, Lawyer - Climate and Forests, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Tanja Venisnik

  • Jozef Weyns

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