Publications & Insight
Lifting of ban on Brazilian beef linked to deforestation commitment
On 30 June 2015 the US announced that it had ended its 15-year ban on importing Brazilian beef: a decision that prompted glee among Brazilian exporters, who said they hoped to capture 10 per cent of the lucrative US market in the...
‘Green’ subsidies for bioenergy could increase carbon emissions
In shaping its renewable energy policy, the EU had considered wood to be a renewable energy source. However, science increasingly shows that burning wood may increase carbon emissions and that re-growth of trees does not...
Court rules in favour of transparency in Indonesia
An Indonesian court has upheld public access to information, vital to public participation and the implementation of, inter alia, the Indonesia-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), concluded in 2009, ratified by Presidential...
News in brief - July
Deadly stakes: Too often we report the same story: someone killed for defending the peace and integrity of his home. In late June, Erasio Vieda Ponce became the fifth murder victim from his small Honduran community, besieged by...
Lhistoire de la consommation
Ce filmmontre commentnous pouvons mettre fin à des années de politiques néfastes et bâtir une UE où tous les produits agricoles et dérivés du bois proviennent de sources légales et durables, dans des pays qui respectent les...
Impacts on the EU 2030 climate target of including LULUCF in the climate and energy policy framework
The European Union (EU) has a target to reduce emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030. This is an economy-wide target and therefore includes the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector. This study looks at how to...
New research shows risk of including land use and forests in EU’s emissions target
Two days before the European Union closes its consultation on the role that land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) should play in EU climate effort, new research reveals that including this sector in emissions reductions...
Forests must be part of the push for stability in Central African Republic
The international community is turning its attention to the plight of the Central African Republic (CAR), after decades of neglect. The CAR state is so weak that almost everything needs to be rebuilt, and the fragile situation on...