The European Union Timber Regulation aims to prevent illegally logged timber from being placed on the EU market. The EU is a significant market for timber, some of which is illegal. This illegal trade contributes to deforestation and environmental degradation, promotes corruption and increases the poverty of people who depend on forests.

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    Better enforcement of illegal logging law needed, as EUTR turns 4

    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.

  • EUTR News – March 2016 to March 2017

    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.

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    Polish Ombudsman challenges Environment Minister’s decision to log Bialowieza Forest in court

    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.

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    Renewed threat to Polish forest as government confirms illegal logging plan

    Europe’s oldest forest is facing a renewed threat, after the Polish government confirmed it will continue with illegal plans to massively increase logging.

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  • Heather Kingsley

  • Katarzyna Kościesza

  • Diane de Rouvre

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    Ibtissam Sadouni

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    Marek Szolc

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