Mining ‘sustainably’ for Critical Raw Materials, while demand rages on?
Social and environmental protections are urgently needed in the Commission’s Critical Raw Materials proposal.
The UK may introduce mandatory due diligence for financing forest-risk sectors
If the UK adopts new rules for financing forest-risk sectors, they could offer practical insights the EU could learn from.
What is Close to Nature Forestry?
Close to nature forestry is an alternative to intensive forestry, a sustainable way of managing forests.
EU's revised Renewable Energy Directive fails to address the realities of the climate and biodiversity crisis
In the early hours of today, European Union (EU) negotiators concluded negotiations over the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The outcome will not reduce the EU’s wood burning addiction to comply with its renewable targets. It...
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...
Critical Raw Materials: Mining on Sámi land without their consent
Europe is desperate to secure critical raw materials for the green energy and digital transitions. But mining must not happen on Sámi land without free, prior and informed consent from the Sámi people, says Karin Nutti Pilflykt.
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...
EU use of Critical Raw Materials – how to make sure it's fair for people and forests
Today, the European Commission updated its list of the Critical Raw Materials (CRM) it needs to power the green and digital transitions, and issued a legislative proposal and a Communication for how it will source them.
New study by a consortium of journalists reveals the dangers of meaningless certifications and fictitious ‘offsetting’
As the EU continues to think about how to certify carbon removals, evidence mounts of the problems with offsets and forest certification in general.