Publications & Insight
All eyes on the European Commission, as a crucial EU decision on forest monitoring is due
The European Commission has pledged to release a key law on EU Forest Observation, Reporting and Data Collection in the first quarter of 2023.
Rarely has the need for this law been so pressing. Last summer, Europe’s forests have...
International statement on the carbon deal between Blue Carbon and the Liberian government
Liberia’s Government is threatening to sign away thirty years of rights to more than one million hectares of forests to Blue Carbon, a private company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Blue Carbon claim they will protect...
EU: Don't let big polluters off the hook. Say no to carbon offsets!
The climate crisis is more urgent than ever. Yet the EU debate on rules for carbon removals is focused on carbon offsetting which will further fuel climate chaos. This false solution allows polluters to avoid emissions reductions and distracts us from the urgent need for real, deep cuts. Tell the EU we need real solutions now.
Déclaration commune des ONG : Les obligations des États membres de l'UE de mise en œuvre du nouveau règlement de l'UE sur la déforestation commencent aujourd'hui
150+ ONG piden a los Estados miembros de la UE que apliquen el Reglamento de la UE sobre deforestación
Over 60 forest NGOs call on MEPs to support an ambitious Nature Restoration Law
The natural world is our life support system, providing us with everything we need to live. Half of the world's economy relies on the environment. However, we have caused a lot of damage to Europe's and the planet's biodiversity...
Vattenfall must stop destroying forests and worsening climate chaos
Vattenfall is today preventing young climate activists from attending their annual general meeting. In Vattenfall’s Notice to attend, it says: "The Annual General Meeting is open to the general public. In connection with the...
Briefing Notes, NGO Statements
EU rules on packaging
NGO perspectives on the urgent need to reduce paper packaging
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...
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...
80 NGOs ask the EU to reject carbon offsets following scandal of largest voluntary carbon offset certifier
In November 2022, the European Commission presented a proposal for an European Union (EU) Regulation on certification of activities that remove carbon from the atmosphere ('carbon removals'), which included voluntary minimum...