Publications & Insight
What are the causes of deforestation?
Eighty per cent of global forest loss is due to the conversion of forest to agricultural land to produce socalled ‘forest risk commodities’, such as beef, soya and palm oil, which are largely exported.
Six problems with BECCS
The ongoing Fit For 55 discussions aim to increase Europe’s ambition in the fight against climate change, including the role of land in contributing to these efforts. As part of a larger debate on the role of negative emissions to...
Cocoa: why the European Union must act now to eliminate deforestation and child labour from the chocolate we love
European countries are the world’s largest importers of the cocoa beans whose production is devastating rainforests in West Africa and driving millions of children into child labour. To prevent this, chocolate companies and NGOs...
EU Forests of Hope
How community restoration and management of forests can help meet climate goals
EU: Undermining development aid by backing landgrabbers?
Concerns have been raised in the European Parliament that the EU development aid budget is financing harmful private sector investments. During Parliamentary Questions in Brussels on 31 March 2015, MEP Roberta Metsola (of Malta)...
EU member states support EU regulatory measures to tackle deforestation
Brussels – December 16: EU Member States have just released their official reaction to the Commission’s Communication on stepping up EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests. They “request” the Commission to...
Forest Watch 251 - December 2019
European Green Deal offers hope for the future of forests
METTRE FIN À LA CORRUPTION, AMÉLIORER LA GOUVERNANCE FORESTIÈRE : POURQUOI CELA EST-IL IMPORTANT ?
Les pays disposant de ressources naturelles abondantes souffrent souvent d’une corruption endémique et d’une faible redevabilité. Ces problèmes de gouvernance sont non seulement préjudiciables à la protection des forêts et de la...
Le Pacte vert pour l’Europe offre un espoir pour l’avenir des forêts
Le 11 décembre, la Commission européenne, désormais dirigée par l'ancienne ministre allemande de la Défense, Ursula von der Leyen, a publié sa proposition tant attendue d'un Pacte vert (Green Deal) pour l’Europe. Ce pacte comprend...
Estonian Forest NGOs under pressure after challenging government forestry decision
Estonian environmental NGOs have had enough of being outgunned as they stand up to a mighty timber industry and some of its powerful government friends. In November 2019, several environmental NGOs sent a letter to the Minister of...