Publications & Insight
What is the link between meat and deforestation?
Explore the impact of meat on climate change, including its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation, and learn how reducing meat consumption and adopting plant-based alternatives are crucial for the environment.
International statement on the carbon deal between Blue Carbon and the Liberian government
Liberia’s Government is threatening to sign away thirty years of rights to more than one million hectares of forests to Blue Carbon, a private company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Blue Carbon claim they will protect...
What is the EU Deforestation Regulation?
In December 2022, the EU agreed to adopt the Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) which aims to tackle the global deforestation and forest degradation that is driven by EU consumption and production of forest risk...
The EU-Mercosur trade deal will harm Brazil’s Indigenous communities
Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is gone but agribusiness and congress are still a threat to Brazil’s Indigenous communities.
EU: Don't let big polluters off the hook. Say no to carbon offsets!
The climate crisis is more urgent than ever. Yet the EU debate on rules for carbon removals is focused on carbon offsetting which will further fuel climate chaos. This false solution allows polluters to avoid emissions reductions and distracts us from the urgent need for real, deep cuts. Tell the EU we need real solutions now.
Forest Watch, Press Releases
Nature Restoration Law salvaged, but a bittersweet outcome for forests
Members of the European Parliament narrowly voted in favour of the Nature Restoration Law, which aims to restore Europe’s ecosystems, including protected and managed forests. This came after several Committees initially voted to...
Given the damaging drive for critical raw materials, how green can the energy ‘transition’ be?
Sustainability and human rights are being sidelined in nations’ drive to secure the trade in critical raw materials
Belgium's largest biomass plant closes… for good
In a trend that will greatly benefit forests if it catches on, the energy company Engie appears to be turning away from burning solid biomass.
Forest Watch 287 - July 2023
Nature Restoration salvaged, Finland's carbon commitments at risk and Belgian biomass plant to close...