Publications & Insight
Given the damaging drive for critical raw materials, how green can the energy ‘transition’ be?
Sustainability and human rights are being sidelined in nations’ drive to secure the trade in critical raw materials
Belgium's largest biomass plant closes… for good
In a trend that will greatly benefit forests if it catches on, the energy company Engie appears to be turning away from burning solid biomass.
Forest Watch 287 - July 2023
Nature Restoration salvaged, Finland's carbon commitments at risk and Belgian biomass plant to close...
The years-long fight to save Poland’s Białowieża forest: an activist offers insights
In the ongoing battle to protect Poland’s natural treasures, EU legislation proved crucial
NGO position paper on Critical Raw Materials Act
Decarbonising and digitising the European Union (EU) economy will require a huge amount of raw materials. The EU is therefore working on the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA), as part of their strategy for ensuring access.
What is the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive?
The PPWD, now being replaced by the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), outlines measures to prevent the production of packaging waste. These measures promote reuse of packaging and, where preventing packaging waste...
Finland’s climate-target shortfall is likely to torpedo the EU27 commitments on emissions reductions from land and forests
Finland’s response to the news that they will miss their targets for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) emissions reductions amounts to little more than a shrug, but nonchalance cannot be tolerated where the climate is concerned.
2022 Annual Report
Despite the planet’s cascading crises being more visible than ever in 2022 with droughts, floods and forest fires ravaging huge swathes of the planet, and Russia's terrible invasion of Ukraine, followed by an energy crisis that...