News, Forest Watch
Commission response urgently needed: A wall on the Polish-Belarus border threatens Białowieża Forest
NGOs, scientists and locals unite to oppose the construction of a harmful barrier in one of Europe’s last remaining old-growth forests. Built to stop 20,000 refugees, the wall is a symbol of Poland’s inconsistent migration policy.
News, Blogs, Forest Watch
Safeguarding the climate and nature will help tackle future security threats
We are living in a time of overlapping crises. Action to avert the biodiversity and climate catastrophes are being stalled by the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine. This blog provides a Finnish perspective on how safeguarding forests can help tackle future security threats.
Blogs, Forest Watch
Corporate Due Diligence proposal could improve access to justice, but contains fundamental weaknesses
Under the long-awaited proposed Due Diligence Directive, the majority of EU companies need not change a thing.
Sixth EU-African Union Summit: A political fig leaf for continued inaction on biodiversity and climate?
The EU-AU Summit did not match the EU’s rhetoric on a new, inclusive partnership of equals.
Brazil’s “Poison Package” laws set to facilitate greater pesticide use
Despite the concerns of many about the devastating effect that pesticides can have on bees and biodiversity generally, the EU continues to engage in this toxic trade.
Opportunities abound to restore nature and support climate action
Swift restoration of currently degraded EU habitats holds immense carbon sequestration potential, with all manner of positive side effects for biodiversity, and drought and flood protection.