Forest Watch, Press Releases
Nature Restoration Law salvaged, but a bittersweet outcome for forests
Members of the European Parliament narrowly voted in favour of the Nature Restoration Law, which aims to restore Europe’s ecosystems, including protected and managed forests. This came after several Committees initially voted to...
Given the damaging drive for critical raw materials, how green can the energy ‘transition’ be?
Sustainability and human rights are being sidelined in nations’ drive to secure the trade in critical raw materials
Belgium's largest biomass plant closes… for good
In a trend that will greatly benefit forests if it catches on, the energy company Engie appears to be turning away from burning solid biomass.
The years-long fight to save Poland’s Białowieża forest: an activist offers insights
In the ongoing battle to protect Poland’s natural treasures, EU legislation proved crucial
NGO position paper on Critical Raw Materials Act
Decarbonising and digitising the European Union (EU) economy will require a huge amount of raw materials. The EU is therefore working on the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA), as part of their strategy for ensuring access.
What is the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive?
The PPWD, now being replaced by the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), outlines measures to prevent the production of packaging waste. These measures promote reuse of packaging and, where preventing packaging waste...
Finland’s climate-target shortfall is likely to torpedo the EU27 commitments on emissions reductions from land and forests
Finland’s response to the news that they will miss their targets for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) emissions reductions amounts to little more than a shrug, but nonchalance cannot be tolerated where the climate is concerned.
Declaración conjunta de ONG: Las obligaciones de los Estados miembros de la UE de aplicar el nuevo Reglamento de la UE sobre Deforestación comienzan hoy
150+ ONG piden a los Estados miembros de la UE que apliquen el Reglamento de la UE sobre Deforestación
EU’s degraded nature set to lose out as Nature Restoration Law becomes a pawn in a political game
Environmental campaigners are used to peak workloads during important Brussels votes, but it’s been all hands to the deck since the European Peoples’ Party (EPP) shocked nature defenders by setting themselves up as the anti-nature...
Over 60 forest NGOs call on MEPs to support an ambitious Nature Restoration Law
The natural world is our life support system, providing us with everything we need to live. Half of the world's economy relies on the environment. However, we have caused a lot of damage to Europe's and the planet's biodiversity...