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Key elements for an agreement between the EU and cocoa-producing countries, to ensure sustainability in the cocoa sector
The European Commission is exploring bilateral agreements with the governments of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to ensure sustainability in the cocoa sector, and in particular to tackle deforestation, farmer poverty and child labour.
News, Forest watch
EU and UK launch consultations on policies to reduce deforestation in supply chains
Following its Communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests in 2019, the European Commission has finally opened a questionnaire-based consultation on policies needed to reduce deforestation and...
EU and UK Consultations on Deforestation Free Supply Chains
Civil society from Latin America, Africa and South-East Asia are invited to join an online meeting in either English, Spanish, Portuguese or French about how to contribute to EU and UK consultations about Deforestation Free Supply...
Tackling deforestation through EU due diligence: lessons and proposals from Brazil
The webinar will discuss how to trace Brazilian agricultural exports to the EU and how a deforestation and land rights observatory could help EU companies perform due diligence to remove deforestation and human rights violations...
As the EU moves towards due diligence in supply chains, can we ensure communities are heard?
Can momentum for cleaning up the EU’s supply chains avoid reinforcing the injustices that helped to cause the problem?
Ending imported destruction: How EU due diligence regulations could protect forests and people
Read the full report of the event
Fern and the Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) Working Group of the European Parliament, a cross-party group of Members if the European Parliament (MEPs), co-organised the event to discuss...
Direct threat to Indigenous territories of Mato Grosso and Brazil
Cuiabá, June, 22nd 2020
Civil society organisations are concerned about Brazilian State Bill 17/2020, proposed by the governor of Mato Grosso, Mauro Mendes. Contradicting the federal legislation, this Bill authorises the...
Annual Report 2019
The world’s forests, and the rights of many who depend on them, remained under assault in 2019.
These attacks came from many directions: from the erosion of environmental and human rights protections in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, to the Amazon fires; from the EU’s devastating bioenergy policy, to its raft of Free Trade Agreements with forested countries to increase our insatiable consumption of products that drive deforestation; from a lack of secure tenure rights for people depending on forests for their survival, to failures of transparency and accountability in the forest sector…
Germany’s Corona EU Presidency – what impact on the world’s forests?
Germany has a chance to raise climate ambition and shape three important relationships.