A joint briefing calling on the European Commission to take stronger action against illegal logging through the existing EU Forests Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and to address EU goals to tackle deforestation with a new Action Plan
The EU F-Gas Regulation will compel a large-scale conversion to climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies in Europe by 2030. In the process, it will transform the European economy with implications for producers, importers, distributors, manufacturers, operators, contractors and consumers
More than two years have passed since the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into legal force. Designed to curb the availability of illegal timber on the European market, the EUTR acknowledges Europe’s role in stimulating illegal logging.
The Government of Indonesia has pushed back at attempts by forest monitors to gain access to basic information on natural resource allocation in a move that threatens to “unlock greater potential for corruption”. The information is essential to ensure that forestry operations are legal
Earlier this week, a physical assault on an environmental activist in the forests of Romania marked the latest in a string of such attacks around the world and further highlights the need for government authorities to take meaningful enforcement action in response
The EU Birds and Habitats Directives protect wildlife species and habitats in the UK and Europe but are under review by the European Commission and at serious risk of being weakened by some big business trying to dilute the legislation and remove what they see as unnecessary barriers to business and economic growth