Publications & Insight
EU's revised Renewable Energy Directive fails to address the realities of the climate and biodiversity crisis
In the early hours of today, European Union (EU) negotiators concluded negotiations over the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The outcome will not reduce the EU’s wood burning addiction to comply with its renewable targets. It...
Serious concerns about the Swedish Presidency proposal for the Nature Restoration Law
This letter was sent to Representatives of the Swedish Presidency, EU Environment Ministers and Permanent Representations. The European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Rapporteurs and shadows of...
Critical Raw Materials: Mining on Sámi land without their consent
Europe is desperate to secure critical raw materials for the green energy and digital transitions. But mining must not happen on Sámi land without free, prior and informed consent from the Sámi people, says Karin Nutti Pilflykt.
Certifying EU activities to increase carbon removals from land
For agricultural and forested land, the aims of the European Commission’s proposed voluntary EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) include:
Increasing carbon removals by establishing EU criteria and methods to...
EU use of Critical Raw Materials – how to make sure it's fair for people and forests
Today, the European Commission updated its list of the Critical Raw Materials (CRM) it needs to power the green and digital transitions, and issued a legislative proposal and a Communication for how it will source them.
Romania: While enforcement of EU rules stagnates, ‘panic logging’ is on the rise
Romanian NGO Agent Green explains why referring the country to the Court of Justice of the EU would help forests and underscore the practical effect of EU rules.
Poland: EU Court of Justice ruling is a twofold victory for environmental organisations and forest defenders
A decision by the EU Court of Justice underscores the importance of being able to defend EU conservation objectives in court.
Ivorian NGO identifies issues related to implementing the EU Deforestation Regulation in the cocoa sector
A new report shows why the EU needs to address challenges in tracing supply chains before new Regulation on deforestation-free products rules enter into force.
Règlement de l’UE sur les produits « zéro déforestation » : en quoi consiste-t-il et pourquoi s’en soucier ?
Le Règlement de l’Union européenne sur les produits « zéro déforestation » (EUDR) dont l’adoption est prévue pour le printemps 2023, interdit aux entreprises de mettre leurs produits sur le marché européen sauf s’ils sont « zéro...