Publications & Insight
CLIMATE FINANCE - How can it help to protect forests and human rights and improve governance?
Forests are crucial to keeping average global temperature rise below 1.5°C. Their protection and restoration could provide a cost-effective solution for climate mitigation, and adaptation. To meet targets for the Agriculture,...
The Rights Path to Restoration
The world needs a great global forest restoration. But for that to work climatically, socially or ecologically it also needs a global restoration of land rights for forest dwellers. By Fred Pearce.
EU should support national civil society call to strengthen Indonesian palm oil expansion moratorium
Indonesian NGOs propose that the palm oil moratorium is expanded and strengthened.
Could the palm oil arrangement between Indonesia and Switzerland offer lessons for EU and Indonesia free trade agreement negotiations?
The agreement innovates by linking tariff reductions to sustainability – but fails to integrate governance reform.
L’ombre de la « Loi omnibus » controversée en Indonésie planera longtemps sur le pays
La société civile indonésienne est sans cesse confrontée à des problèmes de transparence, mais cette année, des troubles sociaux et la pandémie de COVID-19 ont aggravé la situation. L’annulation, par le gouvernement, d’une règle...
Indonesia’s new Omnibus Law increases risks to people and forests
On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament passed the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. Seven out of nine parties supported the bill, which is over 1,000 pages long and amends 79 existing laws. Meant to facilitate investment by...
The UK’s plan to stop illegal deforestation is full of holes
Britons, on average, devour 700,000 tonnes of chocolate a year, or three bars a week per person. But how many of them are aware of the provenance of their chocolate, or its true cost?
Most chocolate sold in the UK is made from...
Webinaires sur les consultations de l'UE et du Royaume-Uni sur les propositions de réglementation visant à mettre fin à la déforestation
Les points clé des webinaires :
Les webinaires tenus en portugais, anglais, français et espagnol ont été suivis par plus de 100 participants issus de la société civile de pays producteurs, ainsi que des ONG et des bailleurs de...
An update on the Indonesia-EU trade agreement
Indonesia and EU negotiators are continuing trade discussions. The EU must ensure respect for human rights and environment.
Annual Report 2019
The world’s forests, and the rights of many who depend on them, remained under assault in 2019.
These attacks came from many directions: from the erosion of environmental and human rights protections in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, to the Amazon fires; from the EU’s devastating bioenergy policy, to its raft of Free Trade Agreements with forested countries to increase our insatiable consumption of products that drive deforestation; from a lack of secure tenure rights for people depending on forests for their survival, to failures of transparency and accountability in the forest sector…