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Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipilä Proposes an EU-Africa Forest Fund – Major New Initiative to battle Climate Change in Africa and globally now under consideration

Finland proposed a major new initiative to fight climate change with forestation through EU-Africa Partnership. The initiative was presented today by […]

Role of forests in climate change: New initiative to combat climate change to be announced at EU Forest Academy – presented by Minister Leppä, November 21

This week, the first Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers will be organized jointly by Finland and Sweden. Finnish Minister […]

Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht: EU Forest Academy expanding the understanding of sustainable forestry

“Each country must be able to comply with its own forest policy, but we must increase knowledge in and discuss […]

Forest Academy for EU Decision Makers builds dialogue on forests between EU institutions

Finland and Sweden have started a joint initiative consisting of two consecutive events for EU decision makers: the first one […]

Forests play major role as carbon sink – European forested countries appeal to EU Commission

Together with other forested member states of the European Union, Finland has sent a letter to the Commission to ensure […]

First EU sanctions in illegal timber trade – Finland relies on advisory activity

Criticized as ineffective, the European Union Timber Regulation is beginning to produce results. In Finland, penalties have not been required. […]

”Europe is just sitting on its hands”

”Our biggest challenge is to tear down the enormous subsidies of the energy sector,” said Mr. Nils Torvalds, Member of […]