Publications & Insight
Traceability for the EUDR: Lessons learned from the Brazilian cattle sector and recommendations to the EU
The EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) will enter into application in December 2024. Companies will need to undertake due diligence to ensure products linked to deforestation and human rights violations are not...
How to achieve zero deforestation in the cattle sector
Best practices in Brazil and the new EU regulation on deforestation-free products
Brazil’s Supreme Court decision on land rights immediately undermined by its far-right legislative body
Despite Lula’s positive efforts, the Bolsonarist assault on Indigenous rights continues.
Shining light on a destructive industry
Cattle ranching is the biggest driver of illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. As the EU looks to revive the Mercosur trade deal - meaning more beef from the region will end up on Europeans’ plates - Paulo Barreto...
Why the EU Deforestation Regulation won’t sugar coat the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement
In June 2019, after more than 20 years of tortuous negotiations, a bilateral trade agreement was agreed between the European Union (EU) and the Mercosur bloc of nations - Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay (European Union...
Not just about trade
Communities from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay give their views on the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement
What do Brazil’s election results mean for forests, rights and future EU-Brazil Partnerships?
Brazil has elected Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as its new President and the importance this has for the fate of the Amazon and the Peoples’ that live there, cannot be overstated.
To discuss what the election results...
Forest Governance 5 - June 2022
Fern’s partners in Ghana, Liberia, the Congo Basin and Brazil share their opposing views on the effect the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
EU Deforestation Regulation must follow international land and tenure rights standards
The European Union (EU) is the second biggest market for Brazilian soy, and a major importer of Brazilian beef and leather. These goods fuel deforestation – much of illegal – in Brazil. For example, cattle ranching in the...