100 Days of Bolsonaro - Ending the EU’s role in the assault on the Amazon
A new reality has unfolded in Brazil in the 100 days since Jair Bolsonaro became leader of the world’s fourth largest democracy.
Incursions by armed invaders on Indigenous Peoples’ lands have surged.
An assault on the country’s...
Forest Watch 244 - April 2019
Candidate MEPs pledge to #Stand4Forests, historic legal win against corporate bullying, and Parliament takes a bold stance on the EU Development Budget
Primeval forests may have won in Slovakia’s election
Slovakia’s recent vote slows the spread of populism and offers hope for the nation’s primeval beech forests.
Stronger democracy means stronger forests
Corruption and illegal deforestation go hand in hand. The best way to tackle them is through bolstering community land rights and democracy.
International coalition calls for the EU to end its role in the assault on the Amazon
Brussels, Wednesday, April 10 - On Jair Bolsonaro’s 100th day in office, an international coalition of NGOs – including a group representing more than 300 Brazilian indigenous groups – have called for the European Union (EU) to...
Chocolate companies and MEPs call for EU due diligence regulation
Chocolate companies and the European Parliament are on the same page when it comes to corporate due diligence.
Historic legal win against corporate bullying in Paris
French company Bolloré loses palm oil defamation case on appeal; the case highlights the community struggle against corporate heavyweights – and why voluntary standards don’t work.
EU Development Budget: will the Council build on Parliament’s bold stance?
The European Parliament has given unambiguous support to the climate and the environment. Now Member States must follow suit.
50+ forest experts and NGOs ask EU candidates to stand for forests
Ahead of European elections, the Forest Pledge is a reminder of what truly counts.
Bringing community forestry to the next level: A review of European support in the Congo Basin
In the past two decades, community forestry has yielded uneven results in the Congo Basin. The initial goal - enabling local communities to benefit directly from forest management - is not yet a reality. Problems include uneven...