New study by a consortium of journalists reveals the dangers of meaningless certifications and fictitious ‘offsetting’
As the EU continues to think about how to certify carbon removals, evidence mounts of the problems with offsets and forest certification in general.
EU Deforestation Regulation must not imperil Vietnam's coffee farmers' livelihoods
The already precarious livelihoods of coffee farmers in Vietnam must not be pushed closer to the edge by the EU Deforestation Regulation, says Vu Thi Bich Hop, from the Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD).
The EU’s new deforestation regulation faces significant challenges in Indonesia
As members of Indonesia’s Civil Society, we support the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) for its potential to improve governance, especially in the palm oil industry.
For the first time, the spotlight will be...
EU anti-deforestation law – disappointment as policymakers prioritise trees over people
MEPs omit obligation to respect human rights in the final text of the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products.
Forests will fall if the energy crisis is used as a pretext to dismantle environmental rules
The Ukraine war and associated energy crisis are leading to calls to suspend environmental and participation protections, but doing so even ‘temporarily’ will open the natural world to lasting harm.
Forests at the climate conference COP27
The 27th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP27) included an historic breakthrough in establishing a new fund for Loss and Damage, but also a perceived lack of...
Europe’s Dark Winter
The energy crisis is intensifying pressure on Europe's already besieged forests. Here's how we can limit the damage, writes Martin Pigeon
EU law on deforestation: Policy makers prioritise trees over people
This morning European Union (EU) policymakers finished negotiating a new Regulation that aims to prevent agricultural goods tainted by deforestation from being imported into the EU market. While this is an historic first, the law...
The European Commission leaves the door open for industry to regulate removing carbon - and ignores reality
Today, the European Commission published its proposal for a regulation on carbon removals – activities and products that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Fern believes it is not just ineffective but harmful.
Crunch time for EU deforestation law
The Swedish government is trying to undermine the EU’s landmark deforestation law so that it can continue exploiting the Sámi people's land, says Lina Burnelius - International Coordinator for Protect the Forests Sweden and Elle Merete Omma - Head of EU Unit for the Saami Council.