Publications & Insight
Biodiversity first: How European forests can help tackle the climate crisis
The European Union (EU) has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. This will require us to both drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase carbon dioxide removals – negative emissions.
This briefing shows why...
Indonesia’s response to coronavirus threatens to increase illegal logging
Perrine Fournier explains how the EU should react.
Liberia's Ebola lessons can help communities beat coronavirus
On March 16, Liberia’s first recorded coronavirus case was confirmed to be a government official who had just returned from the Green Climate Fund’s board meeting in Switzerland. The news sparked immediate recriminations. This was...
Recommended reading, viewing and listening for our time in confinement!
It looks like we’ll all be at home for a while, so Fern has put together a personal list of reading and viewing suggestions to keep you interested. Enjoy via open library, view or listen online, or purchase on an e-reader
Remembering Martin Khor - a strong voice for the Third World
Martin Khor sadly left us on 1 April, Saskia Ozinga looks back at how his passion helped start the European forest movement.
How to improve forest governance in Republic of Congo
New reports indicate that forest governance has been improving in Republic of Congo, but further strides are needed.
Indonesia cites pandemic to set aside its commitments to FLEGT
Indonesia has seized the opportunity to set aside justice with claims about the need to protect its economy. There is increasing concern that this may mean danger for its people and forests.
Forest related policy initiatives: How Covid-19 will affect them
With borders closed and staff working from home, Covid-19 is affecting most of the work the EU has planned for 2020. This quick explainer looks at ongoing processes that will have an effect on forests to see which timings have changed.
US: Using legislation to address human rights abuses and deforestation
Binding rules and strong enforcement are the only way to help consumers not buy products tainted by abuse and destruction.