Last week, the European Parliament again called for European Union (EU) action to ensure legal and sustainable commodities, inclusive of palm oil, in an adopted resolution. Illegal land conversion, land-grabbing and deforestation are core justifications for such action
Today is the UN International Day of Forests and this year’s theme is ‘Forests and Sustainable Cities’, with an emphasis on vertical forests. to focus on trees in urban settings on this day makes us realise the need to communicate what is actually happening to real forests and how it can be addressed
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s branding of a senior United Nations expert and hundreds of others as terrorists leaves an axe hanging over the heads of all indigenous people and forest defenders in the country and potentially in other countries if this despotic act is followed
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On a platform with senior UN officials, Campaigns Director Julian Newman said corruption was an intrinsic part of environment crime requiring deployment of a full array of legal instruments designed to tackle corruption and money-laundering against the criminal syndicates pillaging our natural world for profit
The Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime and the WWF presented a new report at the UN Crime Congress this week in Doha. It Reviews major gaps and the obstacles in the global legal architecture that stand in the way of the global response to transnational organised environmental crime.