EU legislation reveals steep decline in carbon stored in European forests
By 2025, European forests are likely to hold 18% less carbon than in the early 2000s, according to disturbing new information published today by the European Commission.
The new figures have been released under the EU’s Land Use,...
EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: What’s in it for indigenous peoples and local communities?
Date: 19 November 2020 – 9h-13h Brussels time
Interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish and Russian.
Faced with the urgent need to restore biodiversity and reduce the effects of...
Getting the incentives right
Why partnership agreements should be at the heart of EU efforts to end deforestation
Converting forest land for agricultural crops is the main cause of tropical deforestation. The EU is a major importer of forest risk...
3 razones por las que la tenencia de la tierra es vital para los bosques, la humanidad y el planeta
Los derechos de los indígenas a la tierra son esenciales para reducir la deforestación, luchar contra el cambio climático y construir bosques y comunidades resistentes. De hecho, las tierras que son propiedad de los pueblos...
Enforcing due diligence legislation ‘plus’
Our latest policy analysis on how to end EU imports of Forest Risk Commodities looks at the type of regulation the Commission should adopt to halt and reverse global deforestation and how it could be enforced.
The report draws...
Indonesia’s new Omnibus Law increases risks to people and forests
On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament passed the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. Seven out of nine parties supported the bill, which is over 1,000 pages long and amends 79 existing laws. Meant to facilitate investment by...
GOBERNANZA FORESTAL Y COVID-19. EL PAPEL QUE PUEDE DESEMPEÑAR EL PLAN DE ACCIÓN FLEGT EN FAVOR DE UNA RECUPERACIÓN VERDE DE LA PANDEMIA
La sociedad humana está padeciendo una de las mayores crisis sanitarias mundiales de los últimos 100 años: el COVID-19. Cuando la urgencia de hacer frente a la pandemia pasó a ser lo más importante, se relegaron las cuestiones...
Forest Watch 259 - October 2020
European Parliament votes to protect climate ambition, but fails on its own forests and more...
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UK due diligence proposals: The people have spoken
On 5 October 2020 the UK government closed its first round of consultation on a proposed law designed to prevent forests and other important natural areas from being illegally converted into agricultural land (FW 258). This...
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The Pledge for Nature: Concrete action for biodiversity protection must follow
In September 2020, political leaders from more than 70 countries, the EU, and many intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations issued a joint “Pledge for Nature,” a call to ramp up international action for biodiversity,...