Publications & Insight
An EU strategic framework for working with countries to achieve deforestation-free production
Why it is needed, and what it could look like.
Blogs, Forest Watch
2023 - What will it mean for EU work on forests?
Hannah Mowat looks at what to expect from European forest-related policies in 2023.
EU Deforestation Regulation must not imperil Vietnam's coffee farmers' livelihoods
The already precarious livelihoods of coffee farmers in Vietnam must not be pushed closer to the edge by the EU Deforestation Regulation, says Vu Thi Bich Hop, from the Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD).
The EU’s new deforestation regulation faces significant challenges in Indonesia
As members of Indonesia’s Civil Society, we support the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) for its potential to improve governance, especially in the palm oil industry.
For the first time, the spotlight will be...
Forest Governance 7 - December 2022
Civil society apprehensive over EU deforestation regulation's impact in producer countries
EU anti-deforestation law – disappointment as policymakers prioritise trees over people
MEPs omit obligation to respect human rights in the final text of the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products.
Will we actually remove any carbon with the proposed EU carbon removal certification?
The EU’s proposed Carbon Removals Certification scheme embraces dubious activities, favouring publicity over results.
Forests will fall if the energy crisis is used as a pretext to dismantle environmental rules
The Ukraine war and associated energy crisis are leading to calls to suspend environmental and participation protections, but doing so even ‘temporarily’ will open the natural world to lasting harm.
Forest Watch 281 - December 2022
Landmark EU deforestation law agreed, Commission publishes flawed carbon removals proposal, and moves to dismantle EU environmental rules