Funders must rethink the false agro-industrial park solution
International funders must stop providing cover to harmful agri-business parks, and prioritise community rights and forests while there is still time.
Forest offsets: California on the brink of a serious mistake
Six MEPs familiar with carbon markets urge California to reject forestry offset standard.
What is bioenergy? A global problem
Bioenergy may sound green, but it often means burning forests for energy. This is neither sustainable nor climate-friendly. Burning wood releases carbon dioxide, just like burning coal, but felling forests to feed the furnaces...
Forestry emissions and the EU’s risky LULUCF debate
Proposed changes in the way the EU accounts for land use and land use change (LULUCF) emissions are scientifically flawed and could lead to dangerous global warming.
Healthy forests are crucial to achieving the Paris Agreement’s...
Europe's trail-blazing tropical forest policy is working
In Ghana, Liberia and Central African Republic, benefits are starting to flow to forest communities for the first time
Slovakia – Up in Flames
He said he was a forest ranger. But he leaped out of an unmarked car and showed no ID before shouting at us and waving a heavy stick menacingly in our faces. The three of us, enjoying the afternoon sun on a short stroll through the woods, were trespassing in the Poloniny National Park, he said – a criminal activity. He harangued us for 15 minutes as we retraced our steps back to the main road. In Slovakia, the heavy machinery of logging companies is allowed inside its national parks – their work was all around us. But walkers often are not.
Forests, workers' rights sacrificed for Namibia's 'black gold'
Do you know the true human and environmental cost of the charcoal you’re burning on your barbecue?
Could the Central African Republic's forests be a way forward?
Conflict in the CAR is allowing illegal deforestation to rise, but turning that around could help bring lasting peace
How can we stop European consumption destroying forests?
Educate shoppers better about where agricultural commodities come from, and penalise 'bad' products
The EU’s 'stolen goods'
Recently, we have seen the emergence of a grave new threat: Tropical forests are now being destroyed not so much for their timber, but to make way for commercial agriculture — driven by the insatiable demand of the “global north” for products such as palm oil, beef and soy. The consequences, both for the fight against climate change and for forest-dependent communities, are catastrophic.