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Consumers ask Commission for binding rules to stop forest destruction
From September through 10 December 2020, the Commission held a consultation asking the public what action the Commission should take to help stop deforestation. The understanding that, through its consumption and import of...
2020 Cocoa Barometer Launch
On Tuesday 1st December, the VOICE network (in partnership with Fern) launched the 2020 Cocoa Barometer with a webinar attended by a broad range of stakeholders who created a lively discussion.
The event was moderated by Oliver...
Measuring the impact of the EU-Mercosur Trade deal on land use, forests, and the people who depend on them.
Ultimately, the impacts of trade agreements reverberate in local communities, in the individual lives of women, men and children, and in the destruction of the unique areas of forest and habitats which surround them.
GOBERNANZA FORESTAL Y COVID-19. EL PAPEL QUE PUEDE DESEMPEÑAR EL PLAN DE ACCIÓN FLEGT EN FAVOR DE UNA RECUPERACIÓN VERDE DE LA PANDEMIA
La sociedad humana está padeciendo una de las mayores crisis sanitarias mundiales de los últimos 100 años: el COVID-19. Cuando la urgencia de hacer frente a la pandemia pasó a ser lo más importante, se relegaron las cuestiones...
Webinar: Unleashing the potential of Community-based forest and wildlife management for building back better: livelihoods, biodiversity, and climate resilience in Africa
Webinar organised by FAO’s Forest Technical Network in Africa (FTN-Africa)
Monday 7 December 2020 – 11:00-12:30 (Accra/GMT) 12:00 – 13:30 (Kinshasa/Rome time)
Most countries in Africa are committed...
The EU’s pledged billions for a ‘Green Coronavirus Recovery’. But it is in danger of repeating past mistakes
As we chart the recovery from COVID-19, governments around the world face a grave choice: continue along the path of planetary collapse, or embrace a sustainable future.
The European Commission, for one, has said that it...
An activist’s guide to the EU
How does the EU impact the world and how can civil society influence EU policies?
The EU has a huge influence over the fate of the world’s forests.
Its trade deals, aid strategies, energy and climate policies, and imports of...
El poder de los derechos de la tierra: una lecciòn de las comunidades forestales de Perú
Cuando las comunidades indígenas y forestales tienen su derecho a la tierra consagrado/reconocido por la ley, hay un menor ìndice de deforestación. La comunidad de Boca Pariamanu en Perú es un claro ejemplo de los efectos...
Republic of Congo: Confronted by COVID-19, civil society and local communities pool their energies
23 September 2020: four hundred kilometres from the capital, Brazzaville, sits Ingolo 1, a village of around 1,200 people. The village committee have come together to meet a delegation of civil society organisations (CSOs) to...
Vietnam timber legality Decree’s silences are as worrisome as its shrinking scope
Vietnam’s Government issued the long-awaited Timber Legality Assurance System Decree (VNTLAS), implementing legality assurance aspects of the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on 1 September 2020. The hope Vietnamese...