Blog: How EU timber demand is casting a shadow in Ukraine

The EU’s environmental footprint beyond its borders was brought into the spotlight this week as a group of NGOs showed how wood harvested from old-growth forests in the Ukrainian Carpathians reaches the EU through legal channels.

by Claudia Delpero
Mist rises over the Carpathians, Zakarpattia Region, western Ukraine. The EU is the largest market for Ukrainian timber. Photo: Serhii Hudak/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Mist rises over the Carpathians, Zakarpattia Region, western Ukraine. The EU is the largest market for Ukrainian timber. Photo: Serhii Hudak/ Ukrinform/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

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