Publications & Insight
EU must heed the world’s most authoritative science panel and rethink its use of land and forests in climate emergency
The European Union (EU) must rethink how it uses land and forests in the fight against climate breakdown in the light of today’s special report on Land and Climate Change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
How can the European Union ensure that its trade doesn't cause more deforestation?
European Union (EU) trade and investment policies is an important factor in driving deforestation, notably through its demand for commodities, including for livestock and dairy production.
Does trade cause deforestation?
Yes, there is a vast body of evidence confirming direct and indirect links between trade and deforestation, as well as other forms of environmental destruction.
Pressure mounts on President-elect as EU Commission opens door to regulating supply chains to tackle deforestation
The EU has opened the door to regulating supply chains to minimise the risk of deforestation associated with commodity imports to the EU. Fern welcomes this long-awaited move with cautious optimism and looks forward to working...
Draft Decree of Vietnam’s timber legality system lacks teeth says the Vietnamese NGO FLEGT network
Vietnam’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union (EU) is designed to end the illegal timber trade by tackling its root causes. At its heart is a commitment to adopt a robust timber legality assurance system,...
Forest Watch 247 - July 2019
Mercosur trade deal heightens risks to forests and human rights - and the EU fails to respond to climate emergency at the last European Council
Approfondir et élargir la participation multipartite aux APV pour un impact plus fort
Mises à jour des APV, juin 2019
Un trésor vert en danger : A qui la faute ?
En Afrique centrale, la République du Congo abrite une partie de la deuxième forêt tropicale humide au monde. Le pays est souvent considéré comme un « laboratoire » de par le nombre d’initiatives qu’il met en œuvre pour gérer de...
Finland to pursue EU human rights due diligence regulation
The Finnish Presidency of the European Council could be a chance to clean up EU supply chains.