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European Green Deal must strengthen partner countries’ recovery from the COVID-19 crisis
Fern and 15 other NGOs working on climate, environment, human rights and sustainable development issues have released a statement on the EU’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The statement welcomes EU leadership in supporting...
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...
Indonesia’s response to coronavirus threatens to increase illegal logging
Perrine Fournier explains how the EU should react.
Liberia's Ebola lessons can help communities beat coronavirus
On March 16, Liberia’s first recorded coronavirus case was confirmed to be a government official who had just returned from the Green Climate Fund’s board meeting in Switzerland. The news sparked immediate recriminations. This was...
Recommended reading, viewing and listening for our time in confinement!
It looks like we’ll all be at home for a while, so Fern has put together a personal list of reading and viewing suggestions to keep you interested. Enjoy via open library, view or listen online, or purchase on an e-reader
Remembering Martin Khor - a strong voice for the Third World
Martin Khor sadly left us on 1 April, Saskia Ozinga looks back at how his passion helped start the European forest movement.
China’s forest footprint: Time for action on the ground
Christian Mounzéo and Essylot C. Lubala look at China’s new forest law and the practical results it may have in forested countries, such as the Congo Basin.
How to improve forest governance in Republic of Congo
New reports indicate that forest governance has been improving in Republic of Congo, but further strides are needed.
Indonesia cites pandemic to set aside its commitments to FLEGT
Indonesia has seized the opportunity to set aside justice with claims about the need to protect its economy. There is increasing concern that this may mean danger for its people and forests.
Forest related policy initiatives: How Covid-19 will affect them
With borders closed and staff working from home, Covid-19 is affecting most of the work the EU has planned for 2020. This quick explainer looks at ongoing processes that will have an effect on forests to see which timings have changed.