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Every year an estimated 5,000 migrant seasonal workers come to Sweden to do the back-breaking work of clearing landscapes and planting trees. They make up 85 – 90 per cent of the workforce and are employed by firms sub-contracted by the companies that dominate Sweden’s forest sector.
EU Deforestation Regulation clears final legislative hurdle. Now the work begins.
The world has its first ever law banning imports of products linked to deforestation.
Forest Watch 285 - May 2023
The latest IPCC report, citizen concern about the packaging crisis, France's law to eliminate waste and more...
What does the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis report mean for people and forests?
The IPCC is clear that urgent action is needed now to conserve and restore forests and other ecosystems, not just because it will be cost-effective, but because our decisions will carry consequences for millennia
Survey shows overwhelming majority of Europeans are troubled by the rise in paper and cardboard packaging
The EU should listen to its citizens not industry, and legislate to end the overpackaging crisis
France introduces mandatory re-use in restaurants, even as industry undermines EU efforts
France’s packaging law could offer practical insights for the EU’s new packaging Regulation
Loss of tropical forests, and of the rainfall they generate, threatens agricultural production
Cocoa producers are already seeing that agricultural expansion can lead to lower yields
JURI Committee moves Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive in the right direction
The European Parliament’s plenary vote on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive must ensure there is a strong mandate to defend human rights in trilogue negotiations
Europe’s chance to end its destructive forestry model
Europe exported a destructive forestry model around the world but now has the chance to put a stop to it at home, something EU countries must ensure is properly rolled out.
Over the past 50 years, a forestry model that has caused...
Poll: Europeans troubled by the rise of paper packaging and think governments are responsible for reducing it
Poll: Overwhelming majority of Europeans are troubled by the rise in paper and cardboard packaging, and three quarters think governments should be responsible for reducing it.
Packaging and especially disposable paper packaging...