Publications & Insight
News, Forest Watch
Commission response urgently needed: A wall on the Polish-Belarus border threatens Białowieża Forest
NGOs, scientists and locals unite to oppose the construction of a harmful barrier in one of Europe’s last remaining old-growth forests. Built to stop 20,000 refugees, the wall is a symbol of Poland’s inconsistent migration policy.
Recommendations for the effective implementation of TSD Chapters
As a powerful trade player, and one that has developed strong and cooperative relationships with its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners, the EU is well placed to use its market power to improve the implementation and enforcement...
News, Blogs, Forest Watch
Safeguarding the climate and nature will help tackle future security threats
We are living in a time of overlapping crises. Action to avert the biodiversity and climate catastrophes are being stalled by the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine. This blog provides a Finnish perspective on how safeguarding forests can help tackle future security threats.
Open Letter: Include ambitious restoration targets in the EU Nature Restoration Law
An open letter to the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, on behalf of environmental and social justice organisations in Sweden, Finland, Estonia and across Europe.
Open letter calling on the UK government to ensure new laws on addressing deforestation cover all commodities
The UK Government has shown leadership on forests and land use at COP26, and in setting out a clear commitment to reduce the UK’s global deforestation footprint, as recommended by the independent Global Resource Initiative...
5 Schlupflöcher in der EU-Verordnung gegen Entwaldung
Die vorgeschlagene EU-Verordnung zu entwaldungsfreien Produkten ist ein großer Fortschritt in den Bemühungen der EU, die Einfuhr von Waren zu beenden, die weltweit zur Zerstörung von Wälder beitragen.
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News, NGO Statements
Rights-based NGOs urge the EU to ensure a smallholder-inclusive Regulation on deforestation-free products
Fern and four other NGOs have joined together to call on the European Parliament and Council to consider key recommendations for a just transition for smallholders, as part of the proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products.
Blogs, Forest Watch
Corporate Due Diligence proposal could improve access to justice, but contains fundamental weaknesses
Under the long-awaited proposed Due Diligence Directive, the majority of EU companies need not change a thing.
Sixth EU-African Union Summit: A political fig leaf for continued inaction on biodiversity and climate?
The EU-AU Summit did not match the EU’s rhetoric on a new, inclusive partnership of equals.