209 Civil Society Organisations say: EU trade deals must not undermine democratic rights
In order to bypass criticism by some EU governments and parliaments, the European Commission wants to change the voting process for upcoming trade agreements with Mexico, Chile and the Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina,...
Environmental and social conditions of ‘RebuildUkraine’
As the Ukraine Recovery Conference begins in Lugano (Switzerland), 25 NGOs from Ukraine and across Europe have sent a letter to the European Commission urging them to ensure that there are strong social and environmental conditions attached to the RebuildUkraine effort, and in particular the Ukraine Solidarity Trust Fund.
NGO letter calling for EU Strategy on supply-side measures to complement the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
On Friday 22 April 2022, a group of NGOs including Fern wrote to Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Cooperation, Ministers of the Environment, and Ministers of Agriculture of the Members States of the...
Recommendations for the effective implementation of TSD Chapters
As a powerful trade player, and one that has developed strong and cooperative relationships with its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners, the EU is well placed to use its market power to improve the implementation and enforcement...
Open Letter: Include ambitious restoration targets in the EU Nature Restoration Law
An open letter to the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, on behalf of environmental and social justice organisations in Sweden, Finland, Estonia and across Europe.
News, NGO Statements
Joint statement to ban Russian wood and support Ukraine
Joint statement of Ukrainian, Belarusian, EU, UK and US environmental and human rights NGOs and activists
Russia is engaging in an unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine which is already having a high toll on citizens. We...
OPEN LETTER: CALL TO UPHOLD STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS FOR TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN FORTHCOMING EU REGULATION
Ahead of your meeting on 17 March we would like to bring to your attention key issues which have recently been raised by the soya industry in their response to the proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products. The current...
News, NGO Statements, Press Releases
UE: Para acabar com o desmatamento, proteja os direitos à terra; Nova lei deveria proteger comunidades que dependem da floresta
A emblemática legislação sobre produtos livres de desmatamento da União Europeia (UE) deveria exigir que as empresas respeitem os direitos das comunidades tradicionais sobre seus territórios, ou colocará em risco o cumprimento de seus objetivos, afirmaram hoje mais de 191 organizações indígenas, ambientais e de direitos humanos de 62 países em uma carta aberta às autoridades da UE.