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Trading in chaos

Publication | May 26, 2015 at 10:00

The report details two years of investigations into one major company, Cotrefor, that is logging illegally, breaking social contracts with communities and undermining a number of trade regulations with its timber export worldwide to the EU, US,...

Tackling illegal logging, deforestation and forest degradation

Publication | March 30, 2016 at 10:00

This briefing is the contribution of a group of non-governmental organisations to the policy debate related to the evaluation of the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, the review of the EU Timber...

Complaint to the European Commission concerning alleged breach of Union law

Publication | April 19, 2016 at 14:00

Seven Polish and international NGOs lodged a complaint with the European Commission as Polish minister breaches EU law and approves logging in Białowieża Forest

Stepping up EU action to protect forests is not optional but the only way forward

Publication | May 27, 2016 at 11:33

Illegal logging and related trade remain persistent global problems despite the positive impacts of EU actions undertaken since 2004. A recent independent evaluation assesses the progress of EU action in tackling illegal logging since the launch...

NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | June 20, 2017 at 15:39

Forests are essential for life on earth. Three hundred million people worldwide live in forests and 1.6 billion depend on them for their livelihoods. Forests are the largest stores of carbon after oceans and provide habitat for 80 per cent of the...

Europe failing to use legal armoury against illegal logging

Publication | February 2, 2016 at 10:00

Brussels – In the coming weeks, the European Commission will adopt a report assessing the implementation and effectiveness of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which became applicable in March 2013, and formulate recommendations about its next steps.

NGO statement on deforestation

Publication | February 7, 2018 at 10:22

All eyes on the European Commission, as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks”

Smoke and mirrors

Publication | March 4, 2015 at 18:05

How Europe's biggest polluters became their own regulators.

CSO letter - Future of Europe

Publication | September 12, 2016 at 10:58

This is a common statement signed by 177 European and national civil society organisations and trade unions, ahead of the EU27 Summit in Bratislava on 16 September 2016.

Civil society calls for a new Europe for people and planet

Publication | September 12, 2016 at 16:00

177 European and national civil society organisations and trade unions signed this common statement, ahead of the EU27 Summit in Bratislava on 16 September 2016.

Bratislava summit: Europe at a crossroads

Publication | August 30, 2016 at 10:54

Letter to EU leaders by environmental organisations ahead of special summit in Bratislava.

Leaked TiSA texts reveal threats to climate

Publication | September 20, 2016 at 9:32

Amsterdam/Geneva – Greenpeace Netherlands has released unpublished texts from the TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) negotiations and conducted an in-depth analysis of the energy chapter, which indicates serious threats to international climate...

Open letter to Juncker and Timmermans requesting active intervention in support of...

Publication | April 11, 2017 at 15:51

Leading civil society organisations in Europe have written to Commission President Juncker and Vice-President Timmermans to request your active intervention in In view of the situation in Hungary.

CE Delft additional memo

Publication | January 16, 2013 at 9:00

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Report: Sustainable Alternatives for Land-based Biofuels in the European Union

Publication | January 17, 2013 at 9:00

European countries are ramping up biofuel use in an effort to meet their obligations under EU objectives to decarbonise energy in the transport sector. But green transport targets for 2020 in the renewable energy directive (RED) and fuel quality...

Briefing: Sustainable Alternatives for Land-based Biofuels in the European Union

Publication | January 17, 2013 at 9:00

Report on sustainable alternatives for land-based biofuels in the European Union: Briefing materials

NGO media briefing on ILUC and biofuels

Publication | December 9, 2013 at 12:33

[This report was edited on 10 December at 17:10 to correct the carbon dioxide emission figure under a 7% cap on page 2, section 1]

The power of lobbies

Publication | March 23, 2015 at 15:03

JOINT STATEMENT - updated from 17 December, 2014. Multi-sectoral civil society coalition calls for greater protections for consumers, journalists, whistleblowers, researchers and workers.

TTIP leaks analysis

Publication | May 2, 2016 at 11:21

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State of the European Union after Brexit: time for a new direction

Publication | June 27, 2016 at 12:30

Letter to EU leaders by environmental organisations.

Open letter on the independence and transparency of ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee

Publication | March 7, 2017 at 10:18

20 health and environmental organisations wrote to the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency, Mr. Geert Dancet, to express concerns regarding conflicts of interest and transparency at the agency.

Driving to destruction: The impacts of Europe’s biofuel plans on carbon emissions and...

Publication | November 8, 2010 at 0:00

A new study analyses the likely impacts on land use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of biofuel use by 2020, as projected in recently published National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) in 23 EU member states. The analysis includes...

First biofuels, now biomass: is the EU driving another BioMess?

Publication | November 2, 2011 at 14:45

A two page briefing on Europe's role in driving Canadian deforestation for biomass. The briefing accompanies Greenpeace Canada report 'Fuelling a BioMess, why burning trees for energy will harm people, the climate and forests'

Italian presidency to tackle EU energy future and genetically modified crops

Publication | June 6, 2014 at 12:33

Italy will take over the six-month presidency of the council of the European Union in July 2014. During these months, a number of important environmental and energy issues will be at the heart of European politics.

Green10 letter on Innovation in EU

Publication | October 17, 2013 at 15:22

A letter from the Green 10 to Mr Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and Mr Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

La presidenza italiana dell’Unione Europea deve occuparsi del futuro dell’energia e...

Publication | June 6, 2014 at 12:24

Italian version of the media briefing on the Italian presidency of the EU. The document is also available in English.

NGO letter on EU chief scientific advisor

Publication | July 25, 2014 at 12:00

Addressed to Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker

Independent Assessment of the FQD’s “Conventional” Default Value

Publication | February 5, 2014 at 15:20

Independent Assessment of the FQD’s “Conventional” Default Value

Unilever Statement on Climate and Energy Policy

Publication | January 14, 2014 at 14:09

Unilever Statement on Climate and Energy Policy

A Future for Forests

Publication | March 17, 2008 at 0:00

Amazon case study: Action that must be taken to halt deforestation and illegal logging, preserving both forests and climate.

Carving up the Congo - Part 1

Publication | April 11, 2007 at 0:00

Predictions for future deforestation in Central Africa estimate that by 2050 forest clearance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will release a total of up to 34.4 billion tonnes of CO2, roughly equivalent to the UK’s CO2 emissions...

"Finland: Forest crime file"

Publication | January 1, 2002 at 0:00

Even in a wealthy, forest-rich nation like Finland, industrial logging is jeopardising the survival of the country’s last ancient – or old-growth – forests. A Greenpeace investigation about forests crime in Finland.

"Indonesia : Partners in Crime"

Publication | June 1, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace has been uncovering UK Government and timber trade use of illegal and destructively logged timber from Indonesia’s rainforests. This investigation has taken us from UK Government building sites and Travis Perkins and Jewson warehouses...

energy [r]evolution

Publication | October 24, 2012 at 11:00

The 2012 EU Energy [R]evolution report, carried out for Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council by the German National Centre for Aerospace, Energy and Transport Research, demonstrates how Europe would gain nearly half a million...

Biodiesel tested: How Europe’s biofuels policy threatens the climate

Publication | July 19, 2011 at 0:01

Greenpeace tested diesel at filling stations across Europe in 2011, discovering worrying amounts of rainforest-destroying biofuels.

Off Their Game

Publication | July 3, 2012 at 11:30

This report is a mid-term assessment of the environmental performance of the Barroso II European Commission, covering the period from early 2010 to mid-2012. It is issued by the Green10, a platform of environmental organisations active at EU...

Briefing on new EU timber law ahead of debates in Council and European Parliament

Publication | January 19, 2009 at 15:06

Greenpeace considers that the EU -one of the world’s largest timber markets- has the duty to reduce and ultimately halt forest destruction, in order to defend biodiversity and reduce carbon emissions. Preserving forests also means protecting the...

Lawless: How Europe's borders remain open to trade in illegal timber

Publication | October 1, 2006 at 0:00

Factfile on the role Member States of the European Union (EU) play in fuelling the international demand for timber products from illegal and destructive logging.

Legal Opinion on Illegal Logging in Europe

Publication | April 1, 2004 at 0:00

Summary of a legal opinion on new legislation to make it illegal to import illegally sourced timber in Europe and the WTO.

Position Paper On Additional Options to Combat Illegal Logging

Publication | February 1, 2007 at 0:00

Position Paper by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth on the EU Public Consultation on Additional Options to combat illegal logging and associated trade.

Greenpeace briefing on Commission forest package

Publication | October 15, 2008 at 0:00

On Wednesday 15 October 2008, the Commission will adopt a forest package which will include a communication on measures to reduce deforestation and its impacts on climate change and biodiversity loss, and a legislative proposal to prevent the...

Briefing on Commission illegal logging proposal

Publication | October 15, 2008 at 0:00

On Friday 17 October 2008, the European Commission will finally put forward a legislative proposal setting EU market rules for illegally harvested timber and timber products.

Carving up the Congo - Part 4

Publication | April 11, 2007 at 0:00

Rimbunan Hijau Group: Thirty Years of Forest Plunder

Publication | September 1, 2006 at 0:00

Developed countries, in their search for ever cheaper timber products are fuelling the drive for cheap timber and thus provide the financial incentive for robber barons to continue their destruction across the world’s last ancient forests.

"Protect Life on Earth Today : Tanjung Putin National Park under siege"

Publication | January 1, 2004 at 0:00

Illegal logging is rampant and out of control in Indonesia. In Central Kalimantan, the once pristine Tanjung Puting National Park is one of many protected areas under siege by illegal and destructive logging from the country’s corrupt timber...

Briefing on the Commission proposal against illegally harvested timber

Publication | July 2, 2008 at 0:00

Last October, the European Commission (EC) announced the preparation of a forest package which would include measures to reduce deforestation and a legislative proposal to prevent the marketing of illegally harvested timber and timber products...

FLEGT Briefing

Publication | April 1, 2005 at 0:00

Critical views and political recommendations on the FLEGT licensing scheme and partnership agreements.

Carving up the Congo - Executive Summary

Publication | April 11, 2007 at 0:00

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