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EU Policy Options for the Protection of European Forests Against Harmful Impacts

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7 May 2009 to 8 May 2009
Brussels
Belgium

The workshop on "EU policy options for the protection of European Forests against harmful Impacts" provided valuable input for the development of policy options addressing to different extents the demands for a Community approach to forest protection in the EU.

The final report, submitted to the Commission in September 2009, contains in-depth analysis and evaluations of different policy options concerning how...Read more

Legal and Institutional Dimensions of the Copenhagen Regime

Legal and Institutional Dimensions of the Copenhagen Regime – this is the title of the most recent issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review (CCLR). Camilla Bausch, Ralph Czarnecki and Michael Mehling edited this issue, which opens the stage for a timely discussion on the most recent international climate negotiations. It features a preface by Congressman Edward J. Markey, who co-authored the successful climate and energy bill for the U.S. House of Representatives.Read more
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Implementation of the EU Forestry Strategy: How to protect EU forests against harmful impacts?

December 2008 to August 2009
Forests play a significant role in many EU objectives for sustainable development such as combating climate change, preserving biodiversity and promoting a sustainable use of natural resources. The project aims at elaborating an EU-wide vision for forest protection by designing an effective Community approach to counter threats to forests across Member States. The final project report is available for download.Read more
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Die ökonomischen Folgen des illegalen Holzhandels für die deutsche Holz- und Forstwirtschaft

On 14 October 2008 Greenpeace published a study on illegal timber imports to Germany which was compiled by Ecologic. The study analyses how illegal timber imports impact the economic viability of the timber and forestry industries in Germany. The study shows that the substantial long-term economic damage can result from reputation problems, price dumping and the unsustainable use of the industry’s resource base.On the 17th of October 2008 the European Commission unveiled a legislative proposal for combating imports and trade from illegal wood sources. Greenpeace criticizes the proposal for not going far enough. They demand concrete penalty measures for the possession and trade of wood from illegal sources.Read more
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Economic Impacts of Illegal Timber Imports for the German Timber Industry

January 2008 to April 2008
The study analyses how illegal timber imports impact the economic viability of the timber and forestry industries in Germany. On the basis of expert interviews and statistics, the study shows that the substantial long-term economic damage can result from reputation problems, price dumping and the unsustainable use of the industry’s resource base. The paper concludes with policy recommendations. Read more

Public Procurement and Forest Certification: Assessing the Implications for Policy, Law and International Trade

Comparing major certification schemes: FSC, PEFC, CSA, MTCC and SFI
Mechel, Friederike; Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf; Peter Sprang et. al. 2006: Public Procurement and Forest Certification: Assessing the Implications for Policy, Law and International Trade. Comparing major certification schemes: FSC, PEFC, CSA, MTCC and SFI. Ecologic Institute: Berlin.Read more
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Public Procurement and Forest Certification - Assessment of the Implications for Policy, Law and International Trade

Comparing Major Certification Schemes: FSC, PEFC, CSA, MTCC and SFI
The use of public procurement policy to achieve sustainable development objectives has increased steadily over the past decade. Amongst the various "green procurement" initiatives, forestry is a sector which received much attention. However, unlike areas such as product safety or energy efficiency, the use of public procurement to enhance sustainable forest management (SFM) is extremely complex – largely because the elements of SFM are broad ranging, variable, and to some extent controversial. Read more

Public Procurement and Forest Certification

November 2004 to November 2005
The project aims to support the implementation of third party certification schemes, such as FSC, in the context of public procurement. As several EU Member States are planning to develop public procurement programmes to encourage sustainable forest management, it is timely to undertake thorough analysis of the linkages between public procurement and forest certification.Read more

Analysis in relation to FSC forest certification and timber procurement

May 2003 to May 2005
This research project is carried out on behalf of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and analyzes aspects relating to the conversion of timber procurement on the federal level in Germany to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. Such a conversion is foreseen by the 2002 coalition agreement of the federal government. Tropical timber shall, in a first step, only be procured from FSC certified sources; and the entire timber procurement shall be converted to this standard until the end of the legislative period, accordingly. Read more

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