The Scramble for Africa’s Forests
A vast carve up of Africa’s forests is underway in the name of protecting the planet. Those opposing this carbon colonialism must stand firm, says Alexandra Benjamin.
Why we can’t allow the EU-Republic of Congo forest partnership to lose momentum
In 2013, the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the government of the Republic of Congo and the European Union (EU) entered into force, with the aim of addressing problems related to forest governance and illegal...
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.
The EUDR’s limitations frustrate Indonesian civil society
Indonesian civil society points to the rampant deforestation that is not covered by the EUDR, and the need to address the lack of respect for Indigenous' land rights.
EU Deforestation Regulation must not imperil Vietnam's coffee farmers' livelihoods
The already precarious livelihoods of coffee farmers in Vietnam must not be pushed closer to the edge by the EU Deforestation Regulation, says Vu Thi Bich Hop, from the Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD).
The EU’s new deforestation regulation faces significant challenges in Indonesia
As members of Indonesia’s Civil Society, we support the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) for its potential to improve governance, especially in the palm oil industry.
For the first time, the spotlight will be...
EU law on deforestation: Policy makers prioritise trees over people
This morning European Union (EU) policymakers finished negotiating a new Regulation that aims to prevent agricultural goods tainted by deforestation from being imported into the EU market. While this is an historic first, the law...