Publications & Insight
The European Parliament wants EU biodiversity policies to work for vulnerable peoples and to boost development
As United Nations biodiversity and climate meetings approach, the Parliament pushes for greater coherence among policies that affect conservation as well as the rights and livelihoods of people in timber producing countries.
Biodiversity and climate change: The EU needs a better set of monitoring tools
Funded forestry actions should demonstrate sustainability, but the European Court of Auditors find it is difficult to assess anything with current means of measuring
Fears the EU-Indonesia trade agreement won’t learn from mistakes of the past
There are parallels with the problematic Mercosur-EU trade agreement as Indonesian NGOs reveal the lack of an impact assessment and concerns about human rights impacts.
Nature-based Solutions: How to avoid land grabbing in the name of biodiversity?
Tuesday 12 October, 13:00 – 17:00 (Brussels - CET).
Interpretation in English, French, Russian and Spanish
With Members of the European Parliament Michèle Rivasi, Maria Soraya Rodriguez Ramos, and Marc...
Including smallholders in EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests
In Mid-December 2021 the European Commission is due to release a regulatory proposal to minimise the European Union’s (EU) deforestation and forest degradation footprint. In advance of this draft proposal, six NGOs have come...
Dropping rubber from the EU’s deforestation-free supply chain regulation is not an option
Increased deforestation and farmer poverty would likely result from Commission’s failure to include this commodity in due diligence rules right from the start.
So far, EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement delivers only for trade
Civil society’s fears that human rights and the environment would lose out now appear well founded.
Ministries split on the Forest Strategy
Member State governments must be fearless in putting forests, climate and public interests dead centre in the upcoming discussion on the Forest Strategy.
FLEGT and EUTR Fitness Checks: Continued lack of transparency about EU plans
Ironically, the future of the programme that insisted on openness in partner countries’ forest sectors is frustratingly opaque.