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.
Pushing EU trade in the right direction?
Perrine Fournier analyses the French-Dutch call for making trade more sustainable in EU free trade agreements.
The EU must use trade levers to halt Brazil’s assault on forests and peoples
Lucas Santos Tolentino and Nicole Gérard explain the damage that could be done to the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil under cover of COVID.
Scientists point to the links between destruction of biodiversity and COVID-19 outbreak
Solutions depend on us all – but decisionmakers with relevant portfolios must acknowledge the problem and its causes.
Indonesia’s response to coronavirus threatens to increase illegal logging
Perrine Fournier explains how the EU should react.
What comes first with the EU-Vietnam trade deal, rights or ratification?
Guest Blog: Campaigner Lindsay Duffield explains some of the challenges ahead to make sure the EU-Vietnam trade agreement doesn‘t undermine human rights or climate change commitments.
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.
The proposed Mercosur deal throws fuel on the Amazon fires
Hope remains: the deal can still be rejected, as a first step toward requiring that companies and consumers do better.
Mercosur trade deal heightens risks to forests and human rights
The Commission has prioritised trade and profit; it is now up to the European and national parliaments to set a more positive course for human rights and forests.
En signant un accord de libre-échange avec le Mercosur, l’UE sacrifie les forêts et les droits sur l'autel du commerce
Bruxelles, 28/06/2019 - L'accord commercial conclu aujourd'hui entre l'Union européenne (UE) et le Mercosur, communauté économique comprenant le Brésil, l'Argentine, le Paraguay et l'Uruguay, aura des conséquences dévastatrices...