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.
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.
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...
Will a malfunctioning satellite spell trouble for forests?
Satellite monitoring is an increasingly important part of efforts to tackle deforestation, but what happens when satellites fail?
Indigenous organisations tell European policy makers to respect their land rights, or new anti-deforestation legislation is likely to fail
The Regulation on deforestation-free products should be based on international law and standards rather than a patchwork of producer-country rules.
Due diligence in the UK is coming down to the devilish details
The public still have time to insist on bold UK action to protect and restore forests worldwide.
Commission’s proposed new Regulation means deforestation-free products may soon be on the cards
Some provisions in the Commission’s proposed Regulation on deforestation-free products must be strengthened, but its arrival is cause for celebration.
Landmark EU anti-deforestation law proposal could clean up supply chains; could it also reduce global deforestation?
The European Commission’s proposed EU law to restrict products linked to deforestation from entering the EU is a watershed moment in the battle to end Europe’s major role in destroying the world’s forests. After decades of...
News, NGO Statements
NGO recommendations on deforestation regulation
A group of 55+ NGOs wrote to Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginius Sinkevičius regarding the forthcoming proposal for EU legislation to regulate the placing on the EU market of commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation.