Annual Report 2019
The world’s forests, and the rights of many who depend on them, remained under assault in 2019.
These attacks came from many directions: from the erosion of environmental and human rights protections in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, to the Amazon fires; from the EU’s devastating bioenergy policy, to its raft of Free Trade Agreements with forested countries to increase our insatiable consumption of products that drive deforestation; from a lack of secure tenure rights for people depending on forests for their survival, to failures of transparency and accountability in the forest sector…
Denuncia a la Unión Europea por hacer caso omiso de los efectos del acuerdo comercial con América del Sur en el plano ambiental y social
Según una reciente denuncia, la Comisión Europea ha ignorado su obligación legal de garantizar que el acuerdo comercial con el grupo de países sudamericanos del Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur) no dé lugar a una degradación...
Forest Watch 256 - June 2020
Forests and trade, Danish aid for biomass and what to expect from the German Presidency
EU-Mercosur deal increasingly under fire
As Europe seeks to lessen its responsibility for environmental and social harm, the Dutch Parliament adds another obstacle to the controversial EU-Mercosur trade deal.
Rescuing Cameroon’s Ebo forest could provide testing ground for local land use solutions
Donors should take note of well-considered alternative to forest conversion.
EU Climate Law report remains dangerously vague on the role of ‘negative emissions’
Positive elements in the new Draft report must not be thwarted by over-reliance on ‘negative emissions’.
Danish state aid case illustrates Commission’s biomass blind spot
Consideration of bioenergy’s external costs is fundamental for assessing compatibility of state aid.
Germany’s Corona EU Presidency – what impact on the world’s forests?
Germany has a chance to raise climate ambition and shape three important relationships.