Protecting Forests, Respecting Rights: Options for EU Action on deforestation and forest degradation

June 4, 2015

This report examines the EU’s “Deforestation Footprint” – its role in global deforestation. It looks at important action the EU has taken, through the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan to improve how forests are owned and managed in timber-exporting countries and to prevent imports of illegal tropical timber entering EU borders. But to achieve “zero deforestation,” as the EU has pledged to do by 2030, requires a broader plan to tackle the drivers of deforestation. Protecting Forests, Respecting Rights synthesises ten reports that each examine the deforestation-footprint of a specific area of EU policy, with the aim of helping to develop an EU Action Plan to tackle the drivers of deforestation.

For a German version of the report, please click here.

Die deutsche Version gibts hier.

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