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Certifying EU activities to increase carbon removals from land
For agricultural and forested land, the aims of the European Commission’s proposed voluntary EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) include:
Increasing carbon removals by establishing EU criteria and methods to...
80 NGOs ask the EU to reject carbon offsets following scandal of largest voluntary carbon offset certifier
In November 2022, the European Commission presented a proposal for an European Union (EU) Regulation on certification of activities that remove carbon from the atmosphere ('carbon removals'), which included voluntary minimum...
EU use of Critical Raw Materials – how to make sure it's fair for people and forests
Today, the European Commission updated its list of the Critical Raw Materials (CRM) it needs to power the green and digital transitions, and issued a legislative proposal and a Communication for how it will source them.
New study by a consortium of journalists reveals the dangers of meaningless certifications and fictitious ‘offsetting’
As the EU continues to think about how to certify carbon removals, evidence mounts of the problems with offsets and forest certification in general.
Romania: While enforcement of EU rules stagnates, ‘panic logging’ is on the rise
Romanian NGO Agent Green explains why referring the country to the Court of Justice of the EU would help forests and underscore the practical effect of EU rules.
Poland: EU Court of Justice ruling is a twofold victory for environmental organisations and forest defenders
A decision by the EU Court of Justice underscores the importance of being able to defend EU conservation objectives in court.
Ivorian NGO identifies issues related to implementing the EU Deforestation Regulation in the cocoa sector
A new report shows why the EU needs to address challenges in tracing supply chains before new Regulation on deforestation-free products rules enter into force.
Forest Watch 283 - March 2023
Certification and offsetting's failures, a victory for Polish forests, and how the EU can help improve the cocoa sector...
What is the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products and why should you care?
The European Union (EU) Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) - to be adopted spring 2023 - prohibits companies from putting products on the EU market unless they are deforestation-free and legally produced. It will...