Publications & Insight
Enforcing a Due Diligence based regulation for forest risk commodities
Event based on the report, Enforcing due diligence legislation ‘plus’
On 23 July 2019, the European Commission adopted a Communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests. Reducing...
188 groups say it’s time to ‘make the throw-away go away’
Before the 1950s and 60s, the majority of the products we produced and consumed were built to last. Milk bottles made of glass were returned and sterilized for re-use, restaurants offered ceramic plates and stainless-steel cutlery...
COVID, forests and forest peoples: The implications of the pandemic for forest campaigns.
This is a paper exploring COVID-19’s impact on the work of those trying to protect forests and forest peoples.
The paper investigates the links between forests and various aspects of pandemic recovery—from the prevention of...
République du Congo: le code forestier et les plans climat sont porteurs d'espoir
En discussion depuis 2018, le nouveau Code répond à une majorité des attentes des organisations de la société civile (OSC), même si celles-ci ne sont pas toujours présentées comme elles l’auraient souhaité ; il est accueilli comme...
République démocratique du Congo : la loi sur les droits des peuples autochtones progresse et les organisations de la société civile se préparent à la COP26
La recevabilité à l’Assemblée nationale le 5 juin 2020, d’une proposition de loi sur la protection des droits des peuples autochtones pygmées, visant à redresser les discriminations dont ce peuple fait l’objet, à protéger leur...
Climate Ambition Summit: How ambitious was it for forests?
In December 2020, world leaders gathered at the Climate Ambition Summit, deemed a significant moment on the road to COP26, to discuss their ambitions for tackling the climate crisis in the coming years. Forests did not take centre...
One Planet: EU heads of state commit to nature protection targets and deforestation regulation
EU heads of state made new commitments to protect the world’s forests at the One Planet Summit, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, 11 January 2021.
More than 50 countries joined a pledge to protect 30 per cent of the...
On the Road to COP26: The disturbing return of offsetting
With the colliding crises of habitat loss and global heating firmly on the agenda of the EU and UN, 2021 is going to be a huge year for forests. The postponed biodiversity and climate conferences of parties (COPs) are set to take...
A ‘Just Transition’ for European Forestry is needed
The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (Forest Europe), a high-level intergovernmental process involving 46 European countries and the EU, issues a report on the State of European Forests every five...