France’s deforestation strategy – a good starting point
But to reduce global deforestation effectively, EU-wide regulation is urgently needed.
The Netherlands pass regulation to eliminate child labour from supply
The landmark Dutch law adds to mounting pressure on the EU to develop harmonised rules for human rights and environmental risks due diligence.
Poll shows broad citizen support for regulating products that drive deforestation
In polarised times, an EU wide poll shows Europeans are remarkably unified in their desire to protect global forests and avoid products that drive deforestation. Such popular support could act as a springboard for Commission action.
EU elections appear to be a good omen for forests
This week’s European Parliamentary election results threw up the tantalising prospect of greater EU protection for the climate, forests and people.
With more EU citizens voting than at any time in the past 25 years, it also...
Beyond Sibiu. Here's why EU leaders must think about forests.
As various heads of government gather today in Sibiu, Romania for the final EU summit before this month’s European elections, there’s one piece of news that they - and all of us - should contemplate. Humans are driving one million...
Global deforestation becoming one of the top issues in the European elections
In the run-up to elections, various initiatives underscore intense public concern regarding the role of EU consumption in causing deforestation.
Commission presidency candidate says he would tackle human rights abuses in EU imports
Manfred Weber promises to ensure that the EU acts on child labour in supply chains
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.