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Pushing EU trade in the right direction?
Perrine Fournier analyses the French-Dutch call for making trade more sustainable in EU free trade agreements.
Biodiversity strategy: the European Commission lays the path for a greener future in the wake of COVID-19
The launch today of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy could be a landmark moment for European forests. As well as headline targets to protect land and sea areas, the Strategy foresees binding restoration targets and measures in 2021,...
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.
Sweden: taking forestry back to the future
Sweden’s old growth and natural forests have been decimated in favour of monoculture plantations. But a new project might be the catalyst for revitalising the country’s forests, says Eva-Lotta Hultén.
Forest Watch 255 - May 2020
This changes everything: How COVID is affecting the fight for forests and land rights
Estonia discards the impact assessment of its Forestry Development Plan
Civil society groups condemn Estonian Government’s support for unsustainable forest management practices and its rejection of the Forestry Development Plan impact assessment.
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.
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.
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.