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European Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests

23/07/2019 - 23:00
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Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world's population, and are vital to our efforts to fight climate change.

 

European Commission steps up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests

 

Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests, which host 80% of biodiversity on land, support the livelihoods of around a quarter of the world's population, and are vital to our efforts to fight climate change.

The reinforced approach announced today addresses both the supply and demand side of the issue. It introduces measures for enhanced international cooperation with stakeholders and Member States, promotion of sustainable finance, better use of land and resources, sustainable job creation and supply chain management, and targeted research and data collection. It also launches an assessment of possible new regulatory measures to minimise the impact of EU consumption on deforestation and forest degradation.

 

Read full press release HERE

Read also:

Communication (2019) on stepping up EU action to protect and restore the world's forests

Questions & Answers: Communication on Forests

Factsheet: Protecting and restoring the world's forests

Staff Working Document on the Consultation Activities

 

 

 

 

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