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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.
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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...
Press release: 87 per cent of Europeans support new laws to combat global deforestation, new poll shows
Brussels / 21 May 2019 – An overwhelming majority of Europeans want new laws to ensure that the food they eat and the products they buy don’t drive global deforestation, according to a YouGov poll released today.
Beyond Sibiu. Here's why EU leaders must think about forests.
As various heads of government gather today in Sibiu, Romania for the final EU summit before this month’s European elections, there’s one piece of news that they - and all of us - should contemplate. Humans are driving one million...
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.
Europe's trail-blazing tropical forest policy is working
In Ghana, Liberia and Central African Republic, benefits are starting to flow to forest communities for the first time
Could the Central African Republic's forests be a way forward?
Conflict in the CAR is allowing illegal deforestation to rise, but turning that around could help bring lasting peace