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

  • Photo of lynx for story saying Polish government half-complies with EU Court order on illegal logging – 20 minutes after press conference highlights failure to act

    Polish government confirms it will half-comply with EU Court order on illegal logging – minutes after press conference highlights failure to act

    The Polish government has half-complied with EU judges’ order to reverse its illegal decision on logging in Bialowieza Forest, 20 minutes after environmentalists held a press conference highlighting its failure to act.

  • baby lynx for story saying judgment of the EU Court of Justice - logging in Bialowieza Forest breaks EU law

    Final judgment of the EU Court of Justice: logging in Bialowieza Forest breaks EU law

    The EU’s top court ruled today that increased logging in Bialowieza Forest violates EU law. The ruling comes into force immediately.

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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.

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  • Nathalie Faure

  • Caroline Haywood

  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Benjamin Ichou

  • Heather Kingsley

  • Yulia Stange

  • Emily Unwin

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

    Tanja Venisnik

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