Publications & Insight
Forest Watch 288 - September 2023
MEPs vote on packaging, mining for the green economy and forests' future...
European Parliament recognises importance of community consent in rush for critical materials - but leaves a glaring loophole
The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA).
This Act aims to secure the strategically and economically vital raw materials needed for the green energy and digital...
African communities are protesting against offsetting – but the Commission and UAE still rush to establish an African Carbon Market
Despite everyone’s better judgment, carbon credit games continue – putting community rights in danger as 10 per cent of Liberia is put up for sale.
Closer-to-Nature Forestry Guidelines: a first attempt, but confusion remains. Now what?
The Commission should outline ways to make Closer-to-Nature Forestry Guidelines operational in a difficult world of competing interests
Effective restoration of the EU’s declining forests requires comprehensive monitoring
The Nature Restoration and Forest Monitoring laws currently being elaborated could set us on a path to recovery – or miss the mark
EU Deforestation Regulation: smallholders hope that help is on its way
If implementation is approached equitably, the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) will advance both sustainability and smallholder interests.
Can MEPs stop packaging and its waste from spinning out of control?
The Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation needs to reduce packaging, not shift from one damaging material to another.
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...
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...