Compelling new evidence shows the EU’s entanglement with illegal deforestation for soy and cattle farming in Brazil
Since taking office in January 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro has waged a relentless campaign against Brazil’s environmental laws and the rights of its Indigenous Peoples.
This assault helped paved the way for the fires that tore...
Bolsonaro’s Brazil: A Pariah State?
Time overdue for the EU to end its role in Brazil’s environmental and social crimes
Pushing EU trade in the right direction?
Perrine Fournier analyses the French-Dutch call for making trade more sustainable in EU free trade agreements.
Five EU forest trends to watch out for in 2020
In 2019, forests and forest peoples’ rights rose up the global political – and spiritual - agenda, and the EU made high profile commitments to protect forests abroad and at home as part of their European Green Deal. But will 2020 see such commitments turned into action? Here are five questions we hope to give positive answers to at the end of the year.
Deep in Denial
When the head of the WTO says trade does not impact the environment we should all be worried.
The EU’s trade challenge
The international trading system is facing a crisis – but protectionism isn’t the biggest test EU leaders must deal with.
What Europe can do if Bolsonaro attacks the Amazon
The views of the man on the brink of leading the planet’s fourth largest democracy have attracted global notoriety since his shock victory in Brazil’s first-round presidential election earlier this month.
Jair Bolsonaro would...
Le traité de libre-échange avec l'Amérique latine, un danger de plus pour nos éleveurs
La colère continue de monter face aux négociations actuelles autour de l'accord de libre-échange entre l'Union européenne et les pays du Mercosur, à savoir le Brésil, l'Argentine, le Paraguay et l'Uruguay.
En France, les...
Sacrificing South America’s forests on the altar of EU market access
The first trade talks between the European Union and the Mercosur bloc of nations - Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay – began almost 20 years ago. Since then they have stuttered through 28 rounds of negotiations, but this...
Blog: Trading in incoherence? EU trade policy needs improving to give forests, communities and the climate a fair chance
When it comes to global trade, it is difficult to overestimate the EU’s importance. It is the world’s second largest importer (after the US), and the second largest exporter (after China), and has an overall share of world trade...