Publications & Insight
Sweden: taking forestry back to the future
Sweden’s old growth and natural forests have been decimated in favour of monoculture plantations. But a new project might be the catalyst for revitalising the country’s forests, says Eva-Lotta Hultén.
Forest Watch 255 - May 2020
This changes everything: How COVID is affecting the fight for forests and land rights
Estonia discards the impact assessment of its Forestry Development Plan
Civil society groups condemn Estonian Government’s support for unsustainable forest management practices and its rejection of the Forestry Development Plan impact assessment.
UK: Debating due diligence in the current crisis
Real transformation of global supply chains is needed, and business and finance must seize the chance to redirect their practices – or be left behind.
Scientists point to the links between destruction of biodiversity and COVID-19 outbreak
Solutions depend on us all – but decisionmakers with relevant portfolios must acknowledge the problem and its causes.
DG Justice joins the due diligence debate on the side of mandatory rules
Mandatory sustainable corporate governance is continuing to gain traction at the EU Level.
Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response
Peoples’ and the planet’s resilience can be enhanced by integrating the COVID-19 response with European Green Deal initiatives and prioritising the most vulnerable.
European Green Deal must strengthen partner countries’ recovery from the COVID-19 crisis
Fern and 15 other NGOs working on climate, environment, human rights and sustainable development issues have released a statement on the EU’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The statement welcomes EU leadership in supporting...
Cocoa: why the European Union must act now to eliminate deforestation and child labour from the chocolate we love
European countries are the world’s largest importers of the cocoa beans whose production is devastating rainforests in West Africa and driving millions of children into child labour. To prevent this, chocolate companies and NGOs...