Publications & Insight
Forest Watch 248 - September 2019
Commission Communication opens door to regulation of products that destroy forests, but proposed Mercosur trade deal throws fuel on the Amazon fires
L’accord de CAFI pourra-t-il sauver les forêts du Congo ?
Le 3 septembre 2019, le président français Emmanuel Macron (au nom de CAFI, dont la France assure la présidence cette année) et le président de la République du Congo, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, ont signé un accord déterminant de 65...
German forests: Climate change is not the only problem
Poor forest management also needs to shoulder some of the blame.
NGOs ask the new European Commission to act boldly against illegal logging and forest destruction
Tropical forests consumed by fire and colossal hurricanes show that the time for half-measures to address climate change and forest destruction is long past.
New Commission Communication opens door to regulation of the products that destroy our forests
Council and Parliament urged to get involved to fix oversights and reinforce ambition in new forest Communication.
The proposed Mercosur deal throws fuel on the Amazon fires
Hope remains: the deal can still be rejected, as a first step toward requiring that companies and consumers do better.
Europeans must face their own role in the destruction of the Amazon
Images of the Amazon burning have caused global alarm. They have also, say observers, triggered a response unparalleled in the history of the politics around climate change: the setting of international red lines on environmental destruction.
Forêts saines = moyens de subsistance équitables, développement inclusif et résilience face au changement climatique
Cette note d'information, endossée par Client Earth, Environmental Investigation Agency, Fern, Forest Peoples Programme, et Transparency International, présente ce que l'UE peut faire pour s'assurer que des forêts saines...
NGOs call for new laws to end the EU’s complicity in Amazon fires
Twenty-six NGOs, have urged European Institutions to end European complicity in the fires raging in the Amazon by passing tough new laws guaranteeing that products sold in the EU are free from deforestation and human rights abuses. The NGOs, which include Fern, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth Europe, Global Witness, also outline how EU Member States have helped fuel the current crisis through their extensive imports of soy and beef.