This policy brief explains how and why Post-Paris climate negotiations can and should build effective climate action, without threatening human rights and natural ecosystems.
This is a typical constitution for a community forest in Mexico. It is the central document setting out how the community governs itself and its land and resources. It covers issues such as:
- MEPs vote in favour of Own Initiative Report on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests
- Bioenergy sustainability: parliament engages in tug-of-war over competence
- Companies need governments to stop deforestation
- Finnish LULUCF proposal proves contentious
- FAO sends out the wrong message on international forests day
- News in brief
NGOs call on MEPs to vote in favour of the own initiative report on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests
Twelve NGOs have come together to ask MEPs to vote in favour of the own initiative report on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests on 4 April. The NGOs particularly welcome the call for an EU Action Plan on Deforestation and Forest Degradation on the grounds that as a major consumer and a hub of international finance, the EU has a special responsibility.
This report follows a spate of recent work examining company commitments to reduce or end their role in deforestation. What makes this report different is that it looks at the issue from the companies’ perspective, asking them why they have made these commitments; how they monitor progress; the economic costs of these commitments and, importantly, what they perceive as the barriers to achieving their commitments. The report ends with ways forward suggested by interviewees. They conclude that action is needed from companies, producer and consumer country governments and other stakeholders.
Governments should do more to help companies whose products drive tropical deforestation, a new survey of some of the world’s biggest producers and buyers of palm oil, timber, cocoa and rubber has found.