Publications & Insight
Six problems with BECCS
The ongoing Fit For 55 discussions aim to increase Europe’s ambition in the fight against climate change, including the role of land in contributing to these efforts. As part of a larger debate on the role of negative emissions to...
Forest Watch 273 - March 2022
Civil society stands together to support Ukraine as new crisis hits
Blogs, Forest Watch
Corporate Due Diligence proposal could improve access to justice, but contains fundamental weaknesses
Under the long-awaited proposed Due Diligence Directive, the majority of EU companies need not change a thing.
Sixth EU-African Union Summit: A political fig leaf for continued inaction on biodiversity and climate?
The EU-AU Summit did not match the EU’s rhetoric on a new, inclusive partnership of equals.
Brazil’s “Poison Package” laws set to facilitate greater pesticide use
Despite the concerns of many about the devastating effect that pesticides can have on bees and biodiversity generally, the EU continues to engage in this toxic trade.
Opportunities abound to restore nature and support climate action
Swift restoration of currently degraded EU habitats holds immense carbon sequestration potential, with all manner of positive side effects for biodiversity, and drought and flood protection.
News, Forest Watch
120+ human rights, environmental and diaspora groups call on governments to ban Russian and Belarusian wood imports
Timber exports are an integral part of the Russian and Belarusian economies, so adding timber to the list of sanctioned items should be a logical step.
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...