ClientEarth’s environmental lawyers are warning national governments that only strong national laws can properly protect forests, store carbon emissions and ensure the livelihood of forest-dependent communities, in response to today’s land use report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The EU can help tackle deforestation, environmental harm and human rights abuses by introducing mandatory due diligence – rules which require companies to identify and prevent the negative impact of their operations and supply chains.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from April to June 2019.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March 2018 to March 2019.
Law and Policy Advisor Caroline Haywood examines how Liberian community forestry laws are empowering women.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from November 2018 to January 2019.
Environmental lawyers from ClientEarth have released findings that demonstrate how important the right legal framework is for creating successful community forest systems.
Lawyers from ClientEarth have launched a new online resource to help forest defenders and managers everywhere have access to the most up to date information about forestry laws.
Lawyers at ClientEarth have criticised moves by the Polish state-owned forestry company to restart commercial logging in the Bialowieza Forest.
A new report from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recognises burning trees for energy can cause more greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels.
Participation and political will have been highlighted as key for reforming laws around forest governance, a forum in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, has heard.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from June to October 2018.
Environmental lawyers are calling for a ‘beyond coal’ policy as Hambach ruling sends RWE’s share price plummeting.
To combat deforestation, community-based forest management was introduced in 2002 to reduce deforestation and improve the livelihoods of local people.
ClientEarth law and policy advisor Jozef Weyns recalls a story from a recent legal working group in Liberia, in which a community member used his legal prowess to ensure forest communities get what they are entitled to.
The Commission is urging Polish decision-makers to ensure proper safeguards are in place for protected forests, as recent changes to Polish laws have set off alarm bells for nature protection.
New report: stronger safeguards are needed in the trade agreement to stop forests being destroyed at a faster rate.
EU decision makers agreed on a disappointingly low overall renewable target for 2030 of 32%. It now remains to be seen what measures will be put in place to ensure that EU countries meet this target.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March to May 2018.
Biomass power plants put the EU’s ability to meet climate goals in jeopardy but they’re lauded as a panacea for cutting carbon. EU renewable energy policy needs to stop legitimising subsidies for biomass.
ClientEarth has developed a legal toolkit to help decision-makers use laws to reduce forest conversion and minimise the environmental and social impacts of deforestation.
Polish government confirms it will half-comply with EU Court order on illegal logging – minutes after press conference highlights failure to act
The Polish government has half-complied with EU judges’ order to reverse its illegal decision on logging in Bialowieza Forest, 20 minutes after environmentalists held a press conference highlighting its failure to act.
Two long-awaited studies have found that EU action on deforestation is both necessary and achievable.