Protect the Forest - now!

Forest ecosystems cover 70% of Swedish land. Natural forests store large amounts of carbon, they affect the climate, clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. Forests are also home to a myriad of lifeforms and they are the foundation for ecosystem functions that we depend on.

Climate and Forest

The natural forests of the world play a key role in stabilising the climate. Clearcuts and the paper industry cause enormous emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Biodiversity

Forests are the largest land-based ecosystem in Sweden hosting a rich biodiversity. But forest plants, fungi and animals are all threatened by intensive forestry.

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Multi-use of forest resources

A healthy forest ecosystem is the foundation for humans to thrive as long as it is managed within the local ecosystem boundaries.

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European Court of Justice: Sweden failed to protect species

The European Court of Justice announced (4 March 2021) that Sweden has not given sufficient consideration to species covered by the Habitats Directive. Stricter requirements when conducting interventions that affect the natural environment, such as wind turbines, road construction and forestry are now expected. “Protect the Forest Sweden has repeatedly brought this matter forward over

Plans for burning Namibian wood in German power plants denounced

Open Letter sent to Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development A project which would see large quantities of Namibian wood burned in German power stations, starting with the Tiefstack coal plant in Hamburg, has attracted international criticism, with 40 development, environmental and social justice groups as well as scientists having sent an Open Letter to Germany’s

Scientists warn the EU: Burning trees is NOT carbon neutral and subsidies must end

Over 500 scientists are calling on both the EU and the new US administration to end the subsidies for the burning of wood since it is not carbon neutral. Instead they are calling for investments in mechanisms to protect forests as crucial carbon sinks and to prevent biodiversty loss. In a letter, the scientists write to the European Commission,

More of Everything – a film about Swedish forestry

With this film, we want to nuance and debunk the green saga that is spread about the Swedish forestry model. Because if the forest industries’ claims are not true, continuing to use and spread the model could jeopardize the climate and the ecosystems on which we all depend. In this film, a number of prominent, and