Publications & Insight
Five EU forest trends to watch out for in 2020
In 2019, forests and forest peoples’ rights rose up the global political – and spiritual - agenda, and the EU made high profile commitments to protect forests abroad and at home as part of their European Green Deal. But will 2020 see such commitments turned into action? Here are five questions we hope to give positive answers to at the end of the year.
Indonesian–EU palm oil trade and consumption
'Improving coherence of EU actions to avoid deforestation and human rights abuses'
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.
Plea to address EU complicity in the Amazon fires
On August 29, twenty-six NGOs, have sent an open letter to European leaders urging them to end European complicity in the fires raging in the Amazon.
NGOs believe the EU can act decisively in two ways.
Mercosur trade deal heightens risks to forests and human rights
The Commission has prioritised trade and profit; it is now up to the European and national parliaments to set a more positive course for human rights and forests.
En signant un accord de libre-échange avec le Mercosur, l’UE sacrifie les forêts et les droits sur l'autel du commerce
Bruxelles, 28/06/2019 - L'accord commercial conclu aujourd'hui entre l'Union européenne (UE) et le Mercosur, communauté économique comprenant le Brésil, l'Argentine, le Paraguay et l'Uruguay, aura des conséquences dévastatrices...
Why the European Union must halt free trade negotiations with Brazil
Sonia Guajajara, spokesperson of Brazilian Indigenous Peoples, explains the threats they currently face and ask the EU to support their struggles.
340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil
June 18, 2019, Brussels - In an open letter published today, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina,...
Press release: 87 per cent of Europeans support new laws to combat global deforestation, new poll shows
Brussels / 21 May 2019 – An overwhelming majority of Europeans want new laws to ensure that the food they eat and the products they buy don’t drive global deforestation, according to a YouGov poll released today.
100 Days of Bolsonaro - Ending the EU’s role in the assault on the Amazon
A new reality has unfolded in Brazil in the 100 days since Jair Bolsonaro became leader of the world’s fourth largest democracy.
Incursions by armed invaders on Indigenous Peoples’ lands have surged.
An assault on the country’s...