Publications & Insight
EU enforcement is overdue: Destruction of Romania’s Natura 2000 primary and old-growth forests continues
Two years after the Commission initiated infringement proceedings, logging in Romania’s high biodiversity value forests is increasing.
Will a malfunctioning satellite spell trouble for forests?
Satellite monitoring is an increasingly important part of efforts to tackle deforestation, but what happens when satellites fail?
Is the EU poised to improve public financing of forest management?
If MEPs and Member States can withstand the bioenergy lobby’s onslaught, the Fit for 55 climate package could finally bring meaningful changes to the EU’s forest policies.
EU Africa Summit: Time for a Greener, Fairer Deal with Africa
The needs of those whose lives will be hardest hit by climate change and biodiversity loss must come before economic and geopolitical interests.
Indigenous organisations tell European policy makers to respect their land rights, or new anti-deforestation legislation is likely to fail
The Regulation on deforestation-free products should be based on international law and standards rather than a patchwork of producer-country rules.
News, NGO Statements, Press Releases
EU: To End Deforestation, Protect Land Rights; New Law Should Protect Forest-Dependent Communities
The European Commission’s approach to tackle deforestation is likely to fail unless it also protects the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, who hold a large portion of the world’s forests and are key in protecting them.
Video: Managing forests for the FUTURE: the benefits of close-to-nature forestry
"It's common sense": Why close-to-nature forestry is better for the climate, the economy, food systems and more
News, NGO Statements
NGOs send an Open Letter to German Minister Habeck: "We must end EU incentives for woody biomass in energy production"
A coalition of 25+ NGOs wrote to Germany’s new Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck to end the EU incentives for woody biomass burning in energy production.