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.
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.