We strongly welcome today’s announcement by the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, of a comprehensive ban on the ivory trade in the UK. The huge response to the Government’s consultation on its proposals demonstrated how important it is to the British public
Today is the UN International Day of Forests and this year’s theme is ‘Forests and Sustainable Cities’, with an emphasis on vertical forests. to focus on trees in urban settings on this day makes us realise the need to communicate what is actually happening to real forests and how it can be addressed
We and our partners will be attending two key meetings to discuss the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the EU F-Gas Regulation. The EU will host the third F-Gas Consultation Forum where member states, civil society and industry stakeholders will exchange views on several critical issues
This study shows how the US Lacey Act, which bans trade in wildlife, fish and plants sold in violation of any foreign law, prohibits timber sold in violation of the European Union Timber Regulation, which bars illegal timber and requires due diligence to be carried out on supply chains to identify risks of illegality.
The European Commission is to decide whether the EU will develop an Action Plan on deforestation and degradation – failure to act would mean the EU will be unable to deliver on its international commitments to halt deforestation by 2020, protect climate and biodiversity and to guarantee that human rights are respected