Combating Deforestation

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Combating Deforestation

The Evolving Legal Framework of the EU on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

9781800880832 Edward Elgar Publishing
Martin Hedemann-Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Law, Kent Law School, Division of Law Society and Social Justice, Kent University, Canterbury, UK
Publication Date: April 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80088 083 2 Extent: c 320 pp
In this insightful book, Martin Hedemann-Robinson appraises the European Union’s development of its legal framework to assist in combating one of the foremost challenges facing the international community: global deforestation. He provides an analytical overview of the evolving Union legislation, discussing its impact both within the single market as well as internationally.

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In this insightful book, Martin Hedemann-Robinson appraises the European Union’s development of its legal framework to assist in combating one of the foremost challenges facing the international community: global deforestation. He provides an analytical overview of the evolving Union legislation, discussing its impact both within the single market as well as internationally.

The book meticulously assesses the evolution of EU policy intervention regarding global deforestation, which commenced with the Union''s 2003 Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan. Subsequent chapters discuss the development of voluntary partnership agreements forged with non-EU countries in tropical forested regions, as well as analyse the EU’s 2010 Timber Regulation designed to exclude illegal timber from being sold on the single market. Hedemann-Robinson then examines more recent and profound adjustments to the EU''s policy framework, notably the 2023 Deforestation-Free Product Regulation (DFPR) which phases in a ban of certain imported agricultural produce associated with contributing to the problem of global deforestation. Finally, the book places these developments in a broader international context, considering the extent of political and legal co-operation across the globe.

Comprehensive and precise, Combating Deforestation will prove an invaluable resource for students and scholars of law, geography, ecology and political science. It will also interest practitioners and policymakers involved in environmental protection, international public law and international trade.
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Contents:
1 Introduction
PART I COMBATING ILLEGAL LOGGING: THE INITIAL PHASE OF THE EU’S DEVELOPMENT OF ITS FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT, GOVERNANCE AND TRADE (FLEGT) FRAMEWORK
2 The initial foundations of EU policy on protecting global forests
3 Voluntary partnership agreements
4 The EU’s Timber Regulation (EUTR)
THE SECOND PHASE OF THE EU’S DEVELOPMENT OF ITS FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT, GOVERNANCE AND TRADE (FLEGT) FRAMEWORK
5 The expansion of EU policy ambition on global forest protection
6 The European Union’s Deforestation-Free Product Regulation
PART III EU FLEGT IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
7 Legal developments in non-EU jurisdictions on global forest protection
8 International cooperation on global forest protection
9 European Union engagement with the international community on global forest protection
10 Some reflections on EU law and policy combating global deforestation
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