Atteindre lobjectif des 1,5° grâce aux forêts : quel rôle pour lUE? - Table ronde
En adoptant l'Accord de Paris, l'Union européenne (UE) s'est engagée à mettre un terme à la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts, ainsi que de protéger les puits et stockage de carbone. Les efforts pour limiter le...
News in Brief - March 2018
We need some good news! Putting Down Roots, Fern’s new 15-minute film,...
We need an EU Action Plan on deforestation now!
January 2018: Brazilians and Colombians reveal the impacts of deforestation on Amazonian peoples. Members of the Parliament from various political groups took advantage of this exhibition to call for an EU action plan on...
Protein Report: An opportunity that should have been seized
On 21 February 2018, the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture was scheduled to vote on a report for a European strategy regarding protein crops (e.g. soya) – yet in a surprise move on 20 February, the vote was again...
The promise of better times for Białowieża Forest
EU Advocate General Yves Bot has found all of the Commission’s complaints well founded in the dispute surrounding the large-scale harvesting of trees in Poland’s Białowieża Forest (FW 228, guest blog).
In his 20 February 2018...
Will France deliver on CAFI?
All eyes are on France as it takes over the presidency of the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Launched three years ago to protect the Congo Basin forests and support stronger governance of its ecosystems, CAFI is facing...
UK to stick with FLEGT and EUTR after Brexit, says UK Environment Minister
While the staunchest supporters of the United Kingdom leaving the EU continue to advocate for ‘slashing the EU red tape choking Britain’ – including scrapping basic environmental protections – a UK minister has pledged to...
News in brief March 2018
We needed some good news! Putting Down Roots, Fern’s new 15-minute film, focuses on people who are making the world better. From the remote Scottish coast to the foothills of the Himalayas to the Xingu basin in the Amazon, a...
Implications of new research for the IPCC 1.5°C special report, with a focus on land use
Interested scientists are currently invited to review the Second Order Draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on how to achieve the 1.5°C target. Assembled here are key findings from a number...