Binding legislation needed to stop EU-driven global deforestation, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the Commission to put forward rules to stop EU-driven global deforestation through mandatory due diligence for companies placing products on the EU market. Currently, there is no EU legislation prohibiting products that contribute to the destruction of forests from being placed […]

Reducing deforestation means getting serious about environmental crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Executive Director, Igarapé Institute & Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Brodie Ferguson, Senior Researcher, Igarapé Institute Deforestation is on the rise again across the Amazon – and 90% of it […]

Why collective action is the key to saving our forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum Individual actions by stakeholders have failed to halt deforestation. With collective action, we can reverse this catastrophic trend. The forests themselves have much to teach us about collaboration. […]

Australia’s bushfires have pumped out half a year’s CO2 emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Australian CO2 emissions have surged by 250 million tonnes as a result of bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland. Vegetation vital for absorbing CO2 is being destroyed by the blazes. Experts […]

This Scottish forest is both a home for wildlife and a boost for the local economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Craigvinean forest provides sustainable timber and a home for wildlife Forestry generates £285 million for the Scottish economy each year, and employs 30,000 people in the country Plantations like this could also help […]