Publications & Insight
Momentum growing for EU regulation on cocoa and deforestation
Belgium has called for “an ambitious [EU] action plan against deforestation and forest degradation before the end of the current mandate of the European Commission”, as part of a new Belgian initiative on cocoa launched on 5...
Norway will be the first to exclude high deforestation risk biofuels
As it adopted the national budget for 2019, the Norwegian Parliament voted (Resolution 86) to exclude biofuels based on high deforestation risk feedstocks, such as palm oil, as of 1 January 2020 – the first country in the world to...
Civil society letter - AGRIFISH Council meeting discussion on plant proteins in the EU
On December 14, NGOs wrote to all agriculture Ministers regarding the development of plant proteins in the European Union.
Une mauvaise gouvernance détruit des familles: un affectueux hommage à Priso
Vendredi dernier (7 décembre), je suis arrivée à Yaoundé, la capitale du Cameroun, pour travailler avec le partenaire de longue date de Fern, le Centre pour l'Environnement et le Développement (CED). Le but de ma visite était de...
Planting the forest at the root of the EU-Indonesia trade relationship - joint paper
The European Union and Indonesia are currently negotiating a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). Both Parties have clear objectives for the trade deal, from increased sales in machinery and transport equipment, to...
The long road to timber legality: Taking stock of the EU-Vietnam VPA timber trade deal
On 19 October 2018, after eight years of negotiations, the Voluntary Partnership Agreement – a timber trade deal between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam – was signed in Brussels.
Civil society has been rightly concerned...
Belgium joins countries calling on the European Commission to act on deforestation
Belgium today presented an Initiative calling on the European Commission to “develop an ambitious action plan against deforestation and forest degradation before the end of the current mandate of the European Commission (mid...
Le nouveau CFP de l’Union européenne: quels avantages pour les forêts tropicales et les moyens de subsistance locaux ?
Les forêts communautaires peuvent aider les pays et les populations locales à gérer les forêts de manière durable et équitable dans les pays forestiers tropicaux. Le nouveau cadre financier pluriannuel de l'UE sera-t-il à la...
Commission recognises the importance of forests in 2050 low carbon strategy
Brussels, 28th November 2018 - The European Commission today underlined the crucial, positive role forests and land should play in fighting climate change, as it called for the European Union (EU) to reach net zero emissions by...