Publications & Insight
Assessment of the EU Sustainable Cocoa Initiative
Looking back on the journey and to the road ahead
This report sheds light on the achievements and challenges in the implementation of the European Union Sustainable Cocoa Initiative, which aims to deliver on European Green Deal...
How to achieve zero deforestation in the cattle sector
Best practices in Brazil and the new EU regulation on deforestation-free products
How to tackle labour rights in the EU-Vietnam wood furniture trade
Vietnam is one of the world’s leading wood processing hubs and the European Union is a high value, strategic market for its wood and wooden furniture. Around 600,000 people are employed in wood processing and furniture manufacturing in Vietnam. Little has been said about labour rights in Vietnam’s wood sector. This report aims to rectify this. It is based on in-depth interviews with a sample of 40 workers from various sections of different wood processing and furniture manufacturing companies supplying to the EU.
A gendered perspective of the proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
The EU Regulation on deforestation-free products aims to curb deforestation and forest degradation driven by imports of forest and ecosystem-risk commodities. It is expected to be adopted in 2023.
This new report analyses drafts...
Ten things the legislative proposal on EU forest observation, reporting and data collection needs to consider
Member States are presently required to undertake limited EU level forest monitoring. This is problematic since forests are key to meeting EU biodiversity and climate goals, and there is a fast deteriorating trend in both. The...
Improving forest governance in relation to palm oil
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This report is also available in Bahasa Indonesia.
The European Union (EU) and Indonesia have been negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), known as the Comprehensive Economic...
FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements 2.0
A response to the European Commission FLEGT Fitness Check, and options for the future