Spanish soccer star starts sapling-seed scheme

By |julij 10th, 2020|deforestation, News|

Spanish international footballer and Arsenal defender Héctor Bellerín has started to make good on his pledge to plant 3,000 trees every time the London club wins a match, as part of a campaign to tackle deforestation in the Amazon.

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EU’s trade deals can put an end to deforestation

By |julij 10th, 2020|Amazon, Biodiversity, deforestation, forests, Indonesia, Malaysia, News, palm oil, pandemic, Sustainable palm oil, United Nations|

The EU must take an aggressive “stick and carrot” approach to trade deals in order to put an end to deforestation and avert a next pandemic, writes Fazlun Khalid.

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EU-Mercosur deal will have devastating impact on climate, NGOs warn

By |julij 2nd, 2020|agriculture, climate, deforestation, EU-Mercosur, European Commission, France, Jair Bolsonaro, News, Nicholas Hulot, Phil Hogan|

After 20 years of negotiations, the text of the EU-Mercosur deal was concluded between the EU and the Latin American countries of Mercosur on 28 June in Brussels. While the agreement still has to be approved by the European Parliament and Council, farm...

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Illegal logging in Romania overwhelms authorities

By |junij 3rd, 2020|assault, Costel Alexe, deforestation, environment ministry, forests, illegal logging, News, Romania|

Thousands of hectares have once again been cleared in one of Europe's last large primeval forests in Romania in recent months. The country's authorities are overwhelmed. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.

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Tackling tropical deforestation: The need for EU leadership

By |maj 12th, 2020|deforestation, forests, imported deforestation, News|

The EU's commitment to introduce mandatory due diligence standards on companies importing products linked to environmental damage and human rights abuses deserves praise, write Darragh Conway and Alison Hoare. It now must be followed through, they argue.

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EU aims to ring-fence ‘old-growth forests’ in new biodiversity plan

By |maj 8th, 2020|Biodiversity, deforestation, forests, News, reforestation|

At least 10% of land – considerably more than the current 3% – will have to be declared “strictly protected areas” under a new EU biodiversity strategy due to be unveiled later this month.

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US scientist: ‘Roads and corruption’ are big drivers of deforestation

By |maj 4th, 2020|Biodiversity, deforestation, News|

To be effective, forest conservation initiatives must be rooted in a local context – including the land ownership and tenure ecosystems in which they operate, says Keith Kline, from the prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US.

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Environmental measures in Swedish forests will continue to be strong

By |marec 5th, 2020|Biodiversity, Birds and Habitats Directives, deforestation, forestry, habitats directive, News, Sweden, timber, timber regulation, wood|

In a recent opinion piece, a group of NGOs wrote that Sweden's forest policy is wreaking havoc. Herman Sundqvist argues that this is wrong on several counts and that the country is working to improve environmental measures in the forest.

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Sweden’s forest crimes

By |februar 26th, 2020|Biodiversity, bioenergy, Birds and Habitats Directives, deforestation, forestry, habitats directive, News, Sweden, timber, timber regulation, wood|

Sweden presents itself as a global torchbearer on the environment, but its forest policy is wreaking havoc. The EU must act to stop it, say five European NGOs.

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EU-wide approach to due diligence needed to regulate cacao sector, manufacturers and NGOs say

By |december 2nd, 2019|Chocolate, cocoa, deforestation, food supply chain, human rights abuses, News, sustainable agriculture|

Some of the world’s biggest chocolate manufacturers have called on the EU to “strengthen human rights and environmental due diligence requirements of companies in global cocoa supply chains”

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