Illegal Logging archive
We started 2017 determined to do all we could to help save one of the most precious forests in Europe, the ancient Białowieża Forest.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from September to November 2017.
The Court of Justice has today upheld the emergency ban on logging in Bialowieza Forest, saying it will impose fines of at least €100,000 a day if Poland’s Environment Minister keeps ignoring the Court’s decisions.
Japan is joining the efforts of the EU, US and Australia in developing laws to stop illegally harvested timber from entering their markets.
Judges from the EU’s highest Court have heard arguments from Poland’s Environment Minister and the EU Commission on illegal logging in Białowieża Forest.
The Independent Monitoring body in the Congo share their experiences and lessons learnt of using independent organisations to verify documents and conduct field visits, with the forest administration, civil society and the private sector in Ivory Coat.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from June to August 2017.
The European Commission has submitted a formal request to the Court of Justice of the EU to impose financial penalties over illegal logging in the Bialowieza Forest.
The Court of Justice of the EU has issued a ban on logging in Białowieża Forest, saying all chainsaws and harvesters must be stopped immediately.
ClientEarth is looking at how the EUTR is being implemented and enforced, and has compiled info-briefings on selected Member States.
The European Commission has today referred a complaint about ongoing illegal logging in Poland’s Białowieża Forest to the EU Court. The Court has also been urged to impose an immediate ban on cutting trees in the ancient forest, one of the most precious in the world, until the judgment is issued.
This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March to May 2017.
Poland announces more intense logging in Białowieża Forest, a year after ClientEarth and others lodged a complaint to the European Commission.
Today marks the four-year anniversary of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address illegal logging. This year has seen some great advances, but more work is needed on enforcement of the law.
This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, on it’s fourth anniversary, from March 2016 to March 2017.
This week ClientEarth spoke in court in support of the Polish Ombudsman, in a case challenging the Polish Environment Minister’s decision to increase logging in the Bialowieza Forest.
Europe’s oldest forest is facing a renewed threat, after the Polish government confirmed it will continue with illegal plans to massively increase logging.
ClientEarth has looked at the penalties and enforcement practices of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in countries across Europe. Our new briefings, which focus on Austria, Denmark and Finland, have found that enforcement of the EUTR in these countries vary significantly, affecting the operation of the EUTR. We have also updated our older briefings on France, Belgium and Romania.
This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from October to December 2016.
The environmental impacts of forest conversion are devastating, but the people and communities who live in the forest are also at risk.
The world’s tropical forests are being cleared for agriculture and mining. This is known as ‘forest conversion’ and it’s the leading cause of deforestation today.
This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from July to September 2016.
The Polish Environment Minister has written to environment ministers from the other 27 EU countries on Białowieża Forest. His letter contains multiple inaccurate or misleading statements.
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