Issue 593: Climate change is weakening forests around the world, a new study concludes. Increased climate variability and water shortages have made forests in warmer regions less able to recover from natural and anthropogenic disruptions.
European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Sinkevičius and Guyanese Minister of Natural Resources Bharrat signed a legally binding trade agreement to promote sustainable trade of legal timber to the EU.
Climate change: warming may extend some tree growing seasons and compensate for reduced carbon uptake during drought
Issue 590: A Swiss experiment on two tree species indicates that global warming may lead to extra carbon uptake in some trees due to an extended growing season. This effect may compensate for reduced growth during dry periods.
Beech is one of the most ecologically and economically valuable tree species in Europe.
Today, the European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the upcoming legislative proposal for a new EU framework for forest monitoring and strategic plans.
Today, the Commission together with the European Environment Agency (EEA), are publishing a data tool – MapMyTree – for all organisations to join the pledge of planting three billion additional trees by 2030, register and map their planted trees to count the EU target.
Questions and Answers: New rules for deforestation-free products
Today, the European Commission adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal.
Forests are an essential ally in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss - find out more about our New EU Forest Strategy for 2030.
As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of a new EU Forest Strategy.