Publications & Insight
Forest Watch 265 - May 2021
EU uses forests to reduce climate ambition as concerns grow about EU trade and deforestation links
NGOs across the globe urge European Commission to uphold commitments to FLEGT
Forest rich countries have invested time, energy, and resources in cleaning up their forest sector and have achieved important successes. NGOs have joined forces to tell the European Commission that the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan is more important than ever.
EU Trade Policy Day: people want a trade policy that tackles climate change
With significant adjustments, EU trade deals now being negotiated could help tackle climate change.
Forests and climate in the EU: trading pollution reduction for forest ambition
A patchy agreement on land-use carbon removal in new EU climate targets reduces EU climate ambition.
End the Cage Age
This letter was sent to Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis, Vice-President Jourová, Commissioner Kyriakides, and Commissioner Wojciechowski.
Ending the use of cages in animal farming
Raising the bar: Strengthening EU biodiversity and climate leadership through FLEGT and Forest Partnerships
This statement summarises the views of civil society organisations (CSOs) from Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, Europe, and West and Central Africa. These organisations help address the key challenges threatening forests around...
Forest Governance 3 - April 2021
FLEGT-VPAs: Worth fighting for
Liberia’s FLEGT process: EU to take away the “one glimmer of hope”?
The EU seems to be considering rewarding Liberia’s administrative foot-dragging by abandoning FLEGT – communities and CSOs fear the pillage of Liberia’s remaining forests.
Ghana’s VPA process: The rising tide that lifts all ships
That parts of the European Commission seem to be losing interest in the flagship governance programme, even as Ghana’s hope to issue licences is renewed, has sent a shockwave
The European Green Deal promises an EU of bigger and better forests: The Taxonomy Regulation makes it impossible
The success of the European Green Deal depends on the financial support it receives.
More and more finance is already flowing from banks and investors, eager to turn their portfolios green. But what are the criteria for deciding...