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...
What is the EU Deforestation Regulation?
In December 2022, the EU agreed to adopt the Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) which aims to tackle the global deforestation and forest degradation that is driven by EU consumption and production of forest risk...
The EU-Mercosur trade deal will harm Brazil’s Indigenous communities
Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is gone but agribusiness and congress are still a threat to Brazil’s Indigenous communities.
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.