Direct threat to Indigenous territories of Mato Grosso and Brazil
Cuiabá, June, 22nd 2020
Civil society organisations are concerned about Brazilian State Bill 17/2020, proposed by the governor of Mato Grosso, Mauro Mendes. Contradicting the federal legislation, this Bill authorises the...
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…
Germany’s Corona EU Presidency – what impact on the world’s forests?
Germany has a chance to raise climate ambition and shape three important relationships.
EU Trade to consider action to improve the environment and human rights
The push to adopt enforceable sustainability measures, starting with the cocoa sector, is gaining momentum in DG Trade.
Alors que la dÉforestation ronge l’amazonie, l’europe se dÉcide À agir
Le Brésil vit une période de turbulences.
En l’espace d’un mois, deux ministres de la Santé et le ministre de la Justice ont quitté le gouvernement, plongeant l’administration de Jair Bolsonaro dans la tourmente, alors que la...
UK: Debating due diligence in the current crisis
Real transformation of global supply chains is needed, and business and finance must seize the chance to redirect their practices – or be left behind.
DG Justice joins the due diligence debate on the side of mandatory rules
Mandatory sustainable corporate governance is continuing to gain traction at the EU Level.
Cocoa: why the European Union must act now to eliminate deforestation and child labour from the chocolate we love
European countries are the world’s largest importers of the cocoa beans whose production is devastating rainforests in West Africa and driving millions of children into child labour. To prevent this, chocolate companies and NGOs...
US: Using legislation to address human rights abuses and deforestation
Binding rules and strong enforcement are the only way to help consumers not buy products tainted by abuse and destruction.