Blue Carbon and the New Scramble for Africa’s Forests
Blue Carbon LLC, a private company based in Dubai, is finalising deals with at least six African countries to acquire huge swathes of their forests to harvest carbon credits. Although the deals are shrouded in secrecy, it appears that at least 25 million hectares of forests – an area larger than the UK – may be handed to Blue Carbon.
EU Deforestation Regulation implementation must work for small-scale farmers
The EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) has the potential to not only halt worldwide deforestation, but also strengthen small-scale farmers’ rights and improve their livelihoods.
This statement from smallholders...
All eyes on the European Commission, as a crucial EU decision on forest monitoring is due
The European Commission has pledged to release a key law on EU Forest Observation, Reporting and Data Collection in the first quarter of 2023.
Rarely has the need for this law been so pressing. Last summer, Europe’s forests have...
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...
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.
NGO Statement: EU Member States' obligations to implement the new EU Deforestation Regulation start today
150+ NGOs call on the EU Members States to implement the EU Deforestation Regulation
Over 60 forest NGOs call on MEPs to support an ambitious Nature Restoration Law
The natural world is our life support system, providing us with everything we need to live. Half of the world's economy relies on the environment. However, we have caused a lot of damage to Europe's and the planet's biodiversity...
Vattenfall must stop destroying forests and worsening climate chaos
Vattenfall is today preventing young climate activists from attending their annual general meeting. In Vattenfall’s Notice to attend, it says: "The Annual General Meeting is open to the general public. In connection with the...
Serious concerns about the Swedish Presidency proposal for the Nature Restoration Law
This letter was sent to Representatives of the Swedish Presidency, EU Environment Ministers and Permanent Representations. The European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Rapporteurs and shadows of...
80 NGOs ask the EU to reject carbon offsets following scandal of largest voluntary carbon offset certifier
In November 2022, the European Commission presented a proposal for an European Union (EU) Regulation on certification of activities that remove carbon from the atmosphere ('carbon removals'), which included voluntary minimum...