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  • No shortage of forest issues at EU tables during Finland’s EU presidency

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Finland holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months. / Finnish Forest Association
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  • Environment Ministers to agree on the LULUCF regulation

    Etiketter: Environment
    The EU Ministers of the Environment meet in Luxembourg on Friday 13 October to discuss effort sharing in the non-ETS sectors under the 2030 climate package and the so-called LULUCF regulation, i.e. how carbon sinks and emissions caused by the use of lands and forests are taken into account in the EU’s climate objectives. / Environment.fi
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  • EU considers future of illegal logging and deforestation policy

    Etiketter: Wood
    During June 2017, two large conferences in Europe addressed policy issues in relation to deforestation and illegal logging. The conferences reaffirmed the EU’s continued political commitment to trade related policy measures in response to concerns about illegal logging and deforestation. / Global Wood Markets Info
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  • Satellites map carbon sequestered by forests, with accuracy of up to ten metres

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Led by VTT, the EU North State project has developed a new method of using satellite images to evaluate the forest carbon balance. The carbon balance indicates how much carbon is sequestered or released by forests each year. This enables the carbon balance to be displayed on digital maps, with an accuracy of up to ten metres. / VTT
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  • Illegal Myanmar teak importation widespread in EU, investigation finds

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Environmental Investigation Agency claims European timber importers, and the government of Myanmar, are knowingly allowing illegally harvested teak onto the EU market. / Eco-Business
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  • Indonesia, EU set date for start of timber licensing

    Etiketter: Wood
    Indonesia and the EU have agreed a November start date for issuing licences to legal timber products for export to the EU in a major milestone in the global effort to combat illegal trade in timber. / EU Business
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  • China and EU working together to combat illegal timber trade

    Etiketter: Wood
    he EU and China established a Bilateral Coordination Mechanism (BCM) on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) in 2009, following an EU-China Forest Law Enforcement and Governance conference in Beijing in 2007. / GWMI
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  • Vietnam and EU agree on timber legality

    Etiketter: Wood
    Vietnam and the European Union have agreed that the Timber Legality Assurance System of Vietnam (VNTLAS) will be applied to wood and wood products exported to the EU, and also to other countries, as well as the domestic market. / Timberbiz
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  • EU admits to 'slow' progress on illegal timber crackdown

    Etiketter: Politics & Finance
    The European Commission has admitted that its efforts to crackdown on illegal timber imports into the bloc are making "slow" progress, with most states taking "insufficient" steps to deliver the EU Timber Regulations (EUTR) introduced two and a half years ago. / BusinessGreen
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  • Europe must lead the way towards 'zero deforestation'

    Etiketter: Politics & Finance
    After years of half-hearted, ineffective polices to tackle deforestation, the EU is finally promising to take strong measures to deal with the problem, writes Sébastien Risso. Tackling illegal timber imports will be a great start, but it also needs to take on the far larger problem of deforestation for agriculture - stimulated by the EU's huge imports of palm oil, soy, beef and other commodities. / Ecologist
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