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Hungary eases logging rules to prepare for energy shortages

Hungary waived environmental regulations protecting native forests from logging in order to prepare for next winter’s energy shortages  [...]

Germany plans to spend 900 million euros on forests by 2026

The German federal government wants to invest 900 million euros in the protection and renewal of forests. The funding aims [...]

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 [...]

Fire, drought, bark beetles ravage German forests

The condition of German forests has deteriorated to record levels due to fire, drought and a bark beetle infestation, the [...]

Sweden: Bark beetle infestation at a new record level in 2020

In total, about eight million cubic meters of spruce forest have been damaged in Sweden, despite the fact that the [...]

Södra sees a 25% increase in spruce bark beetle damage

   A late summer swarming caused a widespread spruce bark beetle outbreak and Södra now sees a significant [...]

EU Parliament launches forest strategy

On October 7th, the EU Parliament launched the EU Forest Strategy from 2021 in a non-legislative resolution and thus [...]

Bark beetles are ruining Swedish forests at a record pace

The spruce bark beetle has already done as much damage to Sweden’s forests so far this year as in [...]

Sweden: Fears of a second wave of bark beetles after dry August

The Swedish Forest Agency and the forestry have been monitoring the swarms of spruce bark beetles, and their observations show [...]