Publications & Insight
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 should support national civil society call to strengthen Indonesian palm oil expansion moratorium
Indonesian NGOs propose that the palm oil moratorium is expanded and strengthened.
Consultas da UE e do Reino Unido sobre Cadeias de Abastecimento
A sociedade civil da América Latina, África e Sudeste Asiático é convidada a participar num encontro online em inglês, espanhol, português ou francês informando sobre como contribuir para as consultas da UE e do Reino Unido sobre...
Annual Report 2019
The world’s forests, and the rights of many who depend on them, remained under assault in 2019.
These attacks came from many directions: from the erosion of environmental and human rights protections in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, to the Amazon fires; from the EU’s devastating bioenergy policy, to its raft of Free Trade Agreements with forested countries to increase our insatiable consumption of products that drive deforestation; from a lack of secure tenure rights for people depending on forests for their survival, to failures of transparency and accountability in the forest sector…
Indonesian–EU palm oil trade and consumption
'Improving coherence of EU actions to avoid deforestation and human rights abuses'
ASEAN and EU create group to explore palm oil sustainability issues
Issues surrounding palm oil are increasingly causing division between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); therefore, at their 22nd ministerial meeting in Brussels, 21 January 2019, they agreed to...
Blog: Trading in incoherence? EU trade policy needs improving to give forests, communities and the climate a fair chance
When it comes to global trade, it is difficult to overestimate the EU’s importance. It is the world’s second largest importer (after the US), and the second largest exporter (after China), and has an overall share of world trade...
EU consumption of Palm Oil and deforestation
Palm oil is the world’s most commonly used vegetable oil. After beef and soya, palm oil is the third largest agricultural cause of deforestation. Global production has more than doubled since 1990, reaching 64.5 million tonnes in...