News, NGO Statements
NGOs send an Open Letter to German Minister Habeck: "We must end EU incentives for woody biomass in energy production"
A coalition of 25+ NGOs wrote to Germany’s new Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck to end the EU incentives for woody biomass burning in energy production.
Ninjas take on Europe: "Bolsonaro is not a Brazilian problem, but a global one"
Brazilian social media platform 'Mídia Ninja' joined COP26 in Glasgow and have been on a tour of Europe ever since. So what did they find?
Due diligence in the UK is coming down to the devilish details
The public still have time to insist on bold UK action to protect and restore forests worldwide.
Commission’s proposed new Regulation means deforestation-free products may soon be on the cards
Some provisions in the Commission’s proposed Regulation on deforestation-free products must be strengthened, but its arrival is cause for celebration.
FLEGT: Back from the brink
The EU was about to discard its best weapon in the fight against illegal logging. Then civil society groups around the world pushed back. Marie-Ange Kalenga looks at a crisis that was averted.
Keep calm and COP out: 26th UN Climate Conference offers promises instead of action
Many were alarmed by the last-minute wording change at COP26 on phasing coal 'down' rather than phasing it 'out'. But the discussions on forests also need careful scrutinising.
Landmark EU anti-deforestation law proposal could clean up supply chains; could it also reduce global deforestation?
The European Commission’s proposed EU law to restrict products linked to deforestation from entering the EU is a watershed moment in the battle to end Europe’s major role in destroying the world’s forests. After decades of...
Forest Strategy gives EU mandate to start healing Europe’s forests
Despite fierce lobbying from some Member States, the European Council today gave a green light for efforts to start protecting Europe’s forests. The Council adopted Conclusions on the EU Forest Strategy which gives the EU Commission the mandate to move ahead on the Strategy’s positive measures, notably a new regulation on Forest Observation, Reporting and Data Collection, which would allow for a better understanding of forest management and climate change impacts in managed forests.
News, NGO Statements
NGO recommendations on deforestation regulation
A group of 55+ NGOs wrote to Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginius Sinkevičius regarding the forthcoming proposal for EU legislation to regulate the placing on the EU market of commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation.