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Deforestation-risk countries’ ban to have far-reaching effects for EU wood trade

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]

EU plans to ban wood, wood products coming from countries with deforestation risk

Under new rules unveiled on Wednesday, the European Commission plans to ban the sale of agricultural products made in deforested [...]

Congested Chinese ports put high pressure on log exports

The cost of shipping wood to China has almost trippled since January — the result of Covid, increased fuel prices and [...]

COP26 concludes: What significance has the result for worldwide forests?

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from November 1st to 12th. However, the final [...]

What role do forest and forest products will play in the COP26 climate summit

The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow focuses on increasing countries' commitments to reduce fossil emissions. What role will the forest [...]

Congo to ban log exports

Democratic Republic of Congo's environment minister said on Thursday the country intends to ban all log exports and implement [...]

Global CLT capacities expected to rise sharply as demand continues to grow

At the Ligna Forum Digital, four industry experts discussed the prospects for CLT production and discussed the potential in technology [...]

Trends in the global forest industry in Q3/2021

Softwood sawlog prices have gone up in worldwide in the past year. By far, the most significant increases have occurred [...]

African wood trade disrupted by shipping problems

African producers have indicated that the anticipated rise in demand following the western hemisphere holiday period has not yet materalised [...]