Publications & Insight
A Deforestation and Rights Observatory
A case study from Brazil
How the European Union can best integrate deforestation and rights violations data in its regulatory proposals
What can the EU Forest and Rights Observatory learn from Brazil?
An EU Forest Observatory could play an important role in monitoring deforestation, human rights violations, and land use in supply chains of products and commodities such as soybeans and beef.
This summary report looks at what can be learnt from Brazil’s efforts and concludes with recommendations for the EU, including how to enforce the future Regulation on deforestation-free products.
The EU Observatory's role in tackling global deforestation and human rights violations
What we can learn from Brazil
Due diligence in the UK is coming down to the devilish details
The public still have time to insist on bold UK action to protect and restore forests worldwide.
Commission’s proposed new Regulation means deforestation-free products may soon be on the cards
Some provisions in the Commission’s proposed Regulation on deforestation-free products must be strengthened, but its arrival is cause for celebration.
News, Briefing notes
A proposta da Comissão Europeia para um regulamento sobre produtos livres de desmatamento: uma nota explicativa
Em 17 de novembro de 2021, a Comissão Europeia divulgou sua proposta de regulamento relativo a produtos livres de desmatamento. O objetivo é evitar a entrada no mercado da União Europeia (UE) de certas commodities e produtos...
Landmark EU anti-deforestation law proposal could clean up supply chains; could it also reduce global deforestation?
The European Commission’s proposed EU law to restrict products linked to deforestation from entering the EU is a watershed moment in the battle to end Europe’s major role in destroying the world’s forests. After decades of...
News, NGO statements
NGO recommendations on deforestation regulation
A group of 55+ NGOs wrote to Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginius Sinkevičius regarding the forthcoming proposal for EU legislation to regulate the placing on the EU market of commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation.
EU deforestation regulation risks being weak on enforcement and scope of commodities
A toothless regulation would tick a box but achieve little.
News, NGO statements
NGOs are alarmed that EU anti-deforestation law could let soy-driven forest destruction off the hook
In a letter, a coalition of NGOs urged the EU Commission to ensure that all soy imports, including soybean cake and soy-protein concentrate (SPC), and those produced through the conversion of savannahs, are included in the scope...