World Cocoa Conference: Fix cocoa production’s bitter aftertaste with regulation
Global chocolate companies have called for governments to look at “potential regulatory measures” to address deforestation and poverty in cocoa production, according to the Berlin Declaration agreed at the close of the World Cocoa...
Mowing down Estonia’s forest: the Renewable Energy Directive’s unintended consequences
In April 2018, representatives from the international forest movement gathered in Estonia to discuss the protection of forests and peoples’ rights. While there, they learned about the serious threats to Estonia’s forests. One...
The Blauwe Loper project: A climate-friendly bridge built with timber from a conflict zone?
The city of Groningen, in the north in of The Netherlands, plans to build Europe’s longest (800 m) bike and pedestrian bridge – a bridge meant to promote gentler, more climate-friendly means of transport. However, the timber for...
News in brief - May 2018
17 April 2018 was a good day in court for EU democratic principles and forests: in the dispute (FW 233, guest blog) surrounding ‘forest management operations’ – a near-tripling of timber harvests – in Poland’s Puszcza Białowieska ...
Shard of light
Negotiations around the timber trade deal between Honduras and the European Union show how diverse interests can be reconciled in a divided land. Isolda Arita reports.
Honduras is a nation riven by conflict, with the disputed p...
Slow Death in Siberia
How Europe’s coal dependency is devastating Russia’s forests and indigenous Shor people
Press release: EU demand helping drive human rights abuses in Russia’s coal heartland
A new report by forests and rights NGO Fern and Coal Action Network reveals the devastation that the expansion of coal mining in the Kuzbass region of southern Siberia is causing to the area’s indigenous Shor people and the...
Slow Death in Siberia
How Europe's coal dependency is devastating Russia's forests and indigenous Shor people
Overarching principles for rights-based forest restoration
To avoid catastrophic climate change all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we need to sequester more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than we are putting in.The...