Publications & Insight
The Republic of Congo is intimidating civil society activists
Rather than listen to critical voices, the Congolese Government chooses to risk political capital silencing them. The EU must not stand for this.
The Netherlands pass regulation to eliminate child labour from supply
The landmark Dutch law adds to mounting pressure on the EU to develop harmonised rules for human rights and environmental risks due diligence.
Poll shows broad citizen support for regulating products that drive deforestation
In polarised times, an EU wide poll shows Europeans are remarkably unified in their desire to protect global forests and avoid products that drive deforestation. Such popular support could act as a springboard for Commission action.
EU elections appear to be a good omen for forests
This week’s European Parliamentary election results threw up the tantalising prospect of greater EU protection for the climate, forests and people.
With more EU citizens voting than at any time in the past 25 years, it also...
Forest loss affects women and children disproportionally
Forest loss is a global problem for all due to loss of livelihoods and a changing climate. However, it affects women and children disproportionally.
Press release: 87 per cent of Europeans support new laws to combat global deforestation, new poll shows
Brussels / 21 May 2019 – An overwhelming majority of Europeans want new laws to ensure that the food they eat and the products they buy don’t drive global deforestation, according to a YouGov poll released today.
Beyond Sibiu. Here's why EU leaders must think about forests.
As various heads of government gather today in Sibiu, Romania for the final EU summit before this month’s European elections, there’s one piece of news that they - and all of us - should contemplate. Humans are driving one million...
Forest Watch 245 - May 2019
Will global deforestation finally be on the agenda at the EU elections?
Global deforestation becoming one of the top issues in the European elections
In the run-up to elections, various initiatives underscore intense public concern regarding the role of EU consumption in causing deforestation.