Forests on the agenda in Katowice – but clearcutting continues across Europe

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Katowice Forest Declaration: It’s in the way that you use it
December 18, 2018

The Ministerial Katowice Declaration on Forests for the Climate, issued by the Polish presidency to the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework

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Increased clearcutting in Lithuania’s Natura 2000 sites demands a rapid response
Marija Dabrisiute
December 18, 2018

A fight is heating up in Lithuania over government-authorised clearcutting in national and regional parks, many of which are also protected under the Natura 2000 network.  

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Bioenergy: the Achilles Heel of the EU 2050 decarbonisation vision
December 18, 2018

Timed to come out just before the climate conference in Katowice, Poland, the EU released its much-anticipated vision for decarbonising the EU by 2050, with an aim to be climate neutral by 2050.

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Congo Basin meeting in Brussels: time for stronger action
December 18, 2018

A more ambitious plan is needed to protect forests and meet people’s aspirations in the second-largest rainforest in the world. Governments, civil society and the private sector convened in Brussels, 27 - 28 November 2018, for the 18th meeting of the Congo

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Momentum growing for EU regulation on cocoa and deforestation
December 18, 2018

Belgium has called for “an ambitious [EU] action plan against deforestation and forest degradation before the end of the current mandate of the European Commission”, as part of a new Belgian 

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Norway will be the first to exclude high deforestation risk biofuels
Nils Hermann Ranum of Rainforest Foundation Norway
December 18, 2018

As it adopted the national budget for 2019, the Norwegian Parliament voted (Resolution 86) to exclude biofuels based on