Publications & Insight
Forests, workers' rights sacrificed for Namibia's 'black gold'
Do you know the true human and environmental cost of the charcoal you’re burning on your barbecue?
Could the Central African Republic's forests be a way forward?
Conflict in the CAR is allowing illegal deforestation to rise, but turning that around could help bring lasting peace
How can we stop European consumption destroying forests?
Educate shoppers better about where agricultural commodities come from, and penalise 'bad' products
The EU’s 'stolen goods'
Recently, we have seen the emergence of a grave new threat: Tropical forests are now being destroyed not so much for their timber, but to make way for commercial agriculture — driven by the insatiable demand of the “global north” for products such as palm oil, beef and soy. The consequences, both for the fight against climate change and for forest-dependent communities, are catastrophic.
EU scheme to protect tropical forests should not be scrapped
European Union's action plan to stop illegal logging is the first to address the root causes, despite slow progress
Biodiversity offsetting smacks of middle class environmentalism
Only a fool would deny that there is a housing crisis, but alleviating it doesn’t have to involve bulldozing ancient woods
Europe's hidden hand in deforestation
Through imports of agricultural commodities, EU countries are collectively the biggest cause of deforestation worldwide
Is Liberia's president going cold on the palm oil industry?
Johnson Sirleaf has promised villagers who travelled to see her that a palm oil company won't be allowed to expand its plantation on their land