Elsewhere, due diligence moves forward
The United Kingdom and G7 members take steps toward due diligence measures
The UK wants to spearhead the fight to protect the world’s forests...
...but trade, environmental protection and social justice don’t have to be mutually exclusive, says Chiara Vitali.
The doubts about the climate crisis that Boris Johnson used to express in his newspaper columns are a thing of...
The International Energy Agency's Net Zero Plan threatened by the 'false climate solution' of bioenergy, say scientists and NGOs
The International Energy Agency (IEA) today published a new energy scenario. It models for the first time how the world can achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and limit global warming to 1.5ºC. A group of environmental and social NGOs campaigning to stop the EU burning forests for energy says this is a step forward; but they also criticise the IEA for relying heavily on bioenergy to meet climate goals and for failing to halt the use of land for energy production. Bioenergy is a false climate solution that adds emissions to the atmosphere, exacerbates biodiversity loss and negatively impacts food security.
NGOs across the globe urge European Commission to uphold commitments to FLEGT
Forest rich countries have invested time, energy, and resources in cleaning up their forest sector and have achieved important successes. NGOs have joined forces to tell the European Commission that the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan is more important than ever.
EU Trade Policy Day: people want a trade policy that tackles climate change
With significant adjustments, EU trade deals now being negotiated could help tackle climate change.
Forests and climate in the EU: trading pollution reduction for forest ambition
A patchy agreement on land-use carbon removal in new EU climate targets reduces EU climate ambition.
End the Cage Age
This letter was sent to Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis, Vice-President Jourová, Commissioner Kyriakides, and Commissioner Wojciechowski.
Ending the use of cages in animal farming
Le processus FLEGT au Libéria : l’UE s’apprête-t-elle à éteindre « la seule lueur d’espoir » ?
L’UE semble envisager de récompenser les atermoiements de l’administration libérienne en abandonnant le programme FLEGT, alors que les communautés locales et les OSC redoutent le pillage des forêts qui subsistent encore au Libéra.
Le processus APV au Ghana : une marée montante qui soulève tous les bateaux
Le fait que certains services de la Commission européenne semblent se désintéresser de ce programme phare pour la gouvernance, alors même que le Ghana espérait pouvoir délivrer des licences sous peu, a provoqué une onde de choc.
The European Green Deal promises an EU of bigger and better forests: The Taxonomy Regulation makes it impossible
The success of the European Green Deal depends on the financial support it receives.
More and more finance is already flowing from banks and investors, eager to turn their portfolios green. But what are the criteria for deciding...