On 1 July 2019, Eleven Media Group published an article entitled “EIA Exposed – the campaign against Myanmar’s teak trade accused of making false allegations against innocent timber trader”. Although the article is labelled as an interview, it reads more like a biased opinion piece and is riddled with inaccuracies and falsehoods. In this letter, […]
Yesterday, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) launched its special report on climate change and land. The landmark report highlights how humans affect over 70% of non-ice land surface of the globe. Intact forests now represent only a total 9% of Earth’s land surface and other natural intact ecosystems represent 7%.
Today (23 July), the European Commission has released its long-awaited communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests. We welcome the communication which recognises that forests are indispensable –they are our lungs and life-support system, home to 80 per cent of the world’s species and provide subsistence and income for […]