Publications & Insight
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.
US: Using legislation to address human rights abuses and deforestation
Binding rules and strong enforcement are the only way to help consumers not buy products tainted by abuse and destruction.
EU Forests of Hope
How community restoration and management of forests can help meet climate goals
Forest governance and climate action in the Republic of Congo : Challenges and perspectives
This report, produced in collaboration with Climate Analytics and Rencontre pour la Paix et les Droits de l'Homme (RPDH), demonstrates that only good governance will allow Congo's forests to play a crucial role in the fight...
Evaluating the VPA process in the Republic of Congo
Views from civil society
What is bioenergy?
Bioenergy is the combination of the terms biomass and energy.
Bioenergy is gas or electricity that comes from renewable sources, such as plant matter or animal waste.
This is known as biomass.
Biomass contains energy stored...
Detoxifying palm oil
How European Union policy could remove deforestation and human rights violations from the palm oil trade with Indonesia