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Why the EU must follow France’s lead in the battle to protect forests
November 21, 2018

As the clocks strike midnight on 31 December 2018, those fighting to protect the Amazon Rainforests may not be cheering too loudly.

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Vietnam VPA provides framework to improve forest governance
November 21, 2018

After eight years of negotiation, on 19 October 2018, Vietnam and the EU signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (

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A sustainable bioeconomy for Europe?
November 21, 2018

In October 2018, six years after it was first released, the EU published its updated bioecon

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Governments acknowledge urgency of halting deforestation
November 21, 2018

The EU must act by year’s end to address deforestation caused by Europeans’ consumption of products like palm oil, soy, and cocoa.

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Brazzaville Forest Governance Forum states: Time to listen to local communities
November 21, 2018

In order to halt deforestation and protect the climate, communities must have a say in how forests are managed; and activities involving forests must not threaten the livelihoods of those who depend on those vital resources.

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Blog: How can EU policies halt deforestation?
Nicole Polsterer
June 26, 2017

In the five years between 2010 and 2015, EU consumption raized an area of forests the size of Portugal. In 2012 alone, the EU imported EUR 6 billion of soy, palm, leather, and beef produced on forests illegally converted to agricultural land.