In recent months, the European Commission has taken radical action to tackle deforestation in the Carpathian region. But this legislation goes beyond simply addressing non-compliance: the measures also trigger serious changes in national legislation and advance the criminalisation of environmental offences, argues George Iordăchescu.
Evidence shows that rampant deforestation will worsen the frequency and intensity of future global pandemics. Yet implementing indiscriminate bans on timber harvesting and trade will have an immediate and serious impact on already vulnerable environments and livelihoods, as well being ineffective in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Just when the so-called ‘natural climate solutions’ are being touted as common-sense response to climate change, the devastation of the world’s largest forests by wildfires grabs international attention.
Anwesha Dutta gives a talk about her research on political ecology of resource extraction, conservation and livelihoods in Northeast India.
Can forests save the world from the climate crisis? The only thing that we can be certain of is that REDD+ faces a difficult future, say Adeniyi Asiyanbi and Emmanuel Nuesiri.