The Commission is poised to support carbon-offsetting despite new evidence of its flaws
New research has confirmed the concerns that NGOs have been raising about carbon offsetting for years.
Biomass industry attempts to gut proposals to limit the subsidies they receive for forest destruction
As Renewable Energy Directive negotiations enter their final phase, EU decision-makers must prioritise the needs of EU citizens and forests over those of this irresponsible industry.
The EU Packaging and Waste Regulation: A strong idea, which industry is already watering down
Lindsay Duffield of the Environmental Paper Network International explains why the new EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation could be a game changer, but warns that industry is lobbying hard to weaken targets.
Finnish State logging forest that is planned to be a national park
Activists is Finland are protecting biodiversity and forests in an area where it looks like EU rules with regard to threatened species and habitats are not being implemented.
The world turned upside down: Liberia’s forest governance and enforcement mechanisms fall far short
A new case of deforestation in Liberia succinctly illustrates why international donors should make funding government entities conditional on governance improvements.
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2023 - What will it mean for EU work on forests?
Hannah Mowat looks at what to expect from European forest-related policies in 2023.
EU Deforestation Regulation must not imperil Vietnam's coffee farmers' livelihoods
The already precarious livelihoods of coffee farmers in Vietnam must not be pushed closer to the edge by the EU Deforestation Regulation, says Vu Thi Bich Hop, from the Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD).
The EU’s new deforestation regulation faces significant challenges in Indonesia
As members of Indonesia’s Civil Society, we support the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) for its potential to improve governance, especially in the palm oil industry.
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EU anti-deforestation law – disappointment as policymakers prioritise trees over people
MEPs omit obligation to respect human rights in the final text of the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products.