November 2017
NEWS STORIES
ForestWatch news
Greater enforcement of EU Timber Regulation will help improve forest governance
November 1, 2017

The European Commission has launched a first infringement procedure against Belgium for failure to enforce the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which prohibits the placing of illegally harvested timber on the EU market.

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Environment Committee fails to act on biomass burning
November 16, 2017

Despite some positive points, the Environment Committee of the European Parliament (ENVI) failed to set EU bioenergy policy on a sensible course when it voted, October 2017, on the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII).

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Parliament calls for ‘negative emissions’
December 16, 2017

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for the EU to be producing negative emissions – sucking more carbon dioxyde out of the atmosphere

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Civil Aviation is playing a dangerous offsets game with our climate
November 1, 2017

As delegates from the UN’s aviation agency, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), gather in Montreal to agree details around an industry-wide carbon offsetting proposal, Fern reveals the dangers of the proposal by