About: timber regulation

EU-Japan free trade deal threatens the fight for legal timber

While moves towards greater international cooperation are welcome, the EU’s growing number of new free trade deals must be scrutinised. And in the case of the Japan-EU free trade agreement, the deal’s impact on the fight against illegal timber is a pressing concern, writes Perrine Fournier.

EU should stop illegal logging by stepping up enforcement of Timber Regulation

The EU Timber Regulation is one of the key ways the EU can help stop illegal logging and deforestation. Now, it is the responsibility of the EU and timber companies to make sure it really works, writes Diane de Rouvre.
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Development Policy 25-11-2015

EU-Guyana trade deal must protect land rights, activists say

A potential trade pact between the European Union and Guyana must contain land rights protections for local residents in order to avert the possible displacement of indigenous people, activists said on Tuesday (24 November).

How the Commission ‘blocked’ key environmental plans

EXCLUSIVE / Plans to crack down on endocrine disruptors and illegal timber being imported into the EU, were buried by the outgoing President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and his secretary-general Catherine Day, according to a senior EU source.
Development Policy 11-03-2014

Liberian campaigner calls for EU action on logging law dodgers

EXCLUSIVE / An award-winning Liberian environmental campaigner has called on the EU to act against at least 16 member states which have still not implemented a timber regulation to combat illegal logging, a year after it came into force.
Health 05-03-2013

Brussels introduces rules to combat illegal logging

European rules to combat the trade of illegal timber have come into force, but NGOs and think tanks doubt the readiness of EU countries to carry out the legislation.
Climate change 03-10-2012

A decade of ground-breaking EU action on deforestation

Unless the EU and its member states renew their enthusiasm for enforcing the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade programme, the value of the initiative may be greatly diminished, says Saskia Ozinga.