Publications & Insight
Vattenfall must stop destroying forests and worsening climate chaos
Vattenfall is today preventing young climate activists from attending their annual general meeting. In Vattenfall’s Notice to attend, it says: "The Annual General Meeting is open to the general public. In connection with the...
Forests in the Nature Restoration Law
European forests are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate with only 14 per cent of protected forest habitats in good condition. Intensive management is undermining sustainability.
To reverse this we must:
Why the EU Deforestation Regulation won’t sugar coat the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement
In June 2019, after more than 20 years of tortuous negotiations, a bilateral trade agreement was agreed between the European Union (EU) and the Mercosur bloc of nations - Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay (European Union...
Briefing Notes, NGO Statements
EU rules on packaging
NGO perspectives on the urgent need to reduce paper packaging
New EU biomass rules: a crushing defeat for forests
The RED negotiations' outcome underscores how little it matters that Parliament and EU citizens wish to protect forests, if it is more convenient to let the biomass industry burn them.
Still got it! As discussions aimed at ratification begin, Mercosur deal retains its capacity to dismay
Lack of transparency, failure to consult civil society and inadequate environmental and social protections discredit discussions.
Forest Watch 284 - April 2023
The RED negotiations' outcome, a blind spot in the Critical Raw Materials proposal, UK's new rules for financing forest-risk sectors and more...
The EUDR’s limitations frustrate Indonesian civil society
Indonesian civil society points to the rampant deforestation that is not covered by the EUDR, and the need to address the lack of respect for Indigenous' land rights.