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.
EU Forests of Hope
How community restoration and management of forests can help meet climate goals
En signant un accord de libre-échange avec le Mercosur, l’UE sacrifie les forêts et les droits sur l'autel du commerce
Bruxelles, 28/06/2019 - L'accord commercial conclu aujourd'hui entre l'Union européenne (UE) et le Mercosur, communauté économique comprenant le Brésil, l'Argentine, le Paraguay et l'Uruguay, aura des conséquences dévastatrices...
Rapid action on forests is needed, but EU leaders fail to address urgency of climate crisis
Today EU leaders have failed to address the urgent need for climate action, unable to agree on net-zero emissions by 2050. Instead Council conclusions aim for carbon neutrality “in line with the Paris Agreement” without including...
Member States need to increase transparency about bioenergy in climate plans
Brussels, 18 June 2019 - The European Commission has called for Member States to be more transparent about bioenergy use in their final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). This underlines their current alarming lack of openness on the issue.
Joint Letter on the EU Mercosur Agreement - The Details
On June 18, 340+ civil society organizations wrote to call on the European Union to use its influence to prevent a worsening human rights and environmental situation in Brazil.
340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil
June 18, 2019, Brussels - In an open letter published today, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina,...
The Laos-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement: Laos civil society takes stock
This briefing outlines Civil Society’s involvement in the EU-Laos Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). It explains how their engagement is influencing the content, improving...
Vers des chaînes d'approvisionnement en cacao durables : options de réglementation pour l'UE
Les Européens consomment plus de chocolat que toute autre population dans le monde. Cependant, le secteur de production du cacao - provenant principalement du Ghana et de la Côte d'Ivoire - est miné par le travail des enfants et...