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European Court of Auditors Special Report on Forestry

The European Court of Auditors published a special report called “EU funding for biodiversity and climate change in EU forests: positive but limited results”. The report evaluates the impact EU policies were having in forests. Although forests cover roughly the same amount of land as agricultural land, they only receive about 1% of the Common Agricultural Policy funding, which is responsible for nearly all of EU forestry funding. The report shows concerns regarding the Timber Regulation not being enforced stringently enough and it suggests that the EU should increase monitoring and data collection on forestry. The Commission also replied to the report. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.