Finnish MEP: ‘Political fight begins’ over Europe’s old-growth forests

By |april 17th, 2020|agroforestry, Forest action plan, forestry, News|

The forests in Europe that can be considered “old growth” – and therefore declared protected areas – depends on the definition, says Petri Sarvamaa. “And that’s where the political fight begins,” he told EURACTIV in an interview. Petri Sarvamaa is...

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Von der Leyen’s first 100 days: Are Europe’s forests – and the climate – in good hands?

By |marec 10th, 2020|agroforestry, BECCS, Biodiversity, climate neutrality, forestry, forests, negative emission technologies, net zero, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The Green Deal promoted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has the potential to strengthen European, as well as global, forests and make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change, writes Hannah Mowat.

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Forestry seen as key to Russian climate change efforts

By |marec 6th, 2020|European Green Deal, forestry, forests, Lukoil, News, reforestation, Russia|

The country’s vast forests and marshes should play an important role in decarbonisation efforts, according to a 2035 outlook from Russian energy company Lukoil.

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Environmental measures in Swedish forests will continue to be strong

By |marec 5th, 2020|Biodiversity, Birds and Habitats Directives, deforestation, forestry, habitats directive, News, Sweden, timber, timber regulation, wood|

In a recent opinion piece, a group of NGOs wrote that Sweden's forest policy is wreaking havoc. Herman Sundqvist argues that this is wrong on several counts and that the country is working to improve environmental measures in the forest.

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Sweden’s forest crimes

By |februar 26th, 2020|Biodiversity, bioenergy, Birds and Habitats Directives, deforestation, forestry, habitats directive, News, Sweden, timber, timber regulation, wood|

Sweden presents itself as a global torchbearer on the environment, but its forest policy is wreaking havoc. The EU must act to stop it, say five European NGOs.

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Paper, the forgotten forest destroyer

By |januar 25th, 2019|agroforestry, deforestation, forestry, forests, News, packaging, Packaging waste, Paper, sustainable forestry|

As the world awakes to the threat posed by palm oil and soy to our forests, it’s in danger of overlooking how paper and packaging drives industrial logging, mis-shapes millions of hectares of forest landscapes and creates monoculture plantations, writes Sini Eräjää.

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Paper, the forgotten forest destroyer

By |januar 25th, 2019|agroforestry, deforestation, forestry, forests, News, packaging, Packaging waste, Paper, sustainable forestry|

As the world awakes to the threat posed by palm oil and soy to our forests, it’s in danger of overlooking how paper and packaging drives industrial logging, mis-shapes millions of hectares of forest landscapes and creates monoculture plantations, writes Sini Eräjää.

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The EU’s trade challenge

By |november 27th, 2018|agroforestry, deforestation, FLEGT agreements, forestry, forests, News|

The international trading system is facing a crisis – but protectionism isn’t the biggest test EU leaders must deal with, writes Perrine Fournier.

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European forests cannot further curb global warming, French study warns

By |oktober 11th, 2018|Bialowieza forest, climate action, deforestation, forestry, forests, News|

European countries should not heavily rely on their forests to curb climate change. However, they should instead ensure that forests are protected from climate change, underlined a study published in Nature on Wednesday (10 October). EURACTIV France reports.

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The inherent dangers of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

By |september 6th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, BECCS, bioenergy, biomass, CCS, forestry, forests, negative emission technologies, News, sustainable forestry|

As the European Commission considers its long-term strategy to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions, Julia Christian says they must reject an unproven and dangerous technology in favour of protecting and restoring natural forests.

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