Publications & Insight
The Congo Basin Forest Partnership: a powerful force to save Central Africa’s forests?
German facilitation of the Partnership could set an innovative course.
Civil society from emerging nations share their views on forests in danger and EU policies
NGO leaders from tropical forested nations offer first-hand accounts on what is needed for effective forest protection.
NGOs ask the new European Commission to act boldly against illegal logging and forest destruction
Tropical forests consumed by fire and colossal hurricanes show that the time for half-measures to address climate change and forest destruction is long past.
The Republic of Congo is intimidating civil society activists
Rather than listen to critical voices, the Congolese Government chooses to risk political capital silencing them. The EU must not stand for this.
EU elections appear to be a good omen for forests
This week’s European Parliamentary election results threw up the tantalising prospect of greater EU protection for the climate, forests and people.
With more EU citizens voting than at any time in the past 25 years, it also...
Huge illegal forest trade deal in Democratic Republic of Congo: urgent EU action is required
The EU must react swiftly to defend forest governance and uphold the EU Timber Regulation.
Funders must rethink the false agro-industrial park solution
International funders must stop providing cover to harmful agri-business parks, and prioritise community rights and forests while there is still time.
EU Development Budget: will the Council build on Parliament’s bold stance?
The European Parliament has given unambiguous support to the climate and the environment. Now Member States must follow suit.
Montagne d’Or Mine: France needs to walk the talk on halting deforestation in the tropics
At a time when France vows to champion the fight against imported deforestation and climate change, Montagne d’Or, a massive project in French Guyana has become a pebble in the shoe of the environment minister, raising...
Forest revenue transparency: Republic of Congo and the EU must do more
The 2016 report that the Republic of Congo just submitted to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) raises NGO concerns over the country’s commitment to ensure full transparency of payments made by logging...