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Policy briefing: Why the EU could make history in protecting environmental defenders

Protesters in Lima, Peru, demand the signing of the Escazu Agreement to protect environmental defenders in the country. Photo: Carlos Garcia Granthon/Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

As violence against environmental defenders continues unabated across the world, the EU has come under growing pressure to act. Two draft laws could have a major impact, campaigners say.

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Support for nature-based solutions still lagging, warn stakeholders

The EU’s nature restoration law offers a way to win broader policy acceptance for nature-based solutions to climate change, European Commission officials have said.

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Von der Leyen promises critical raw materials act

The European Commission president confirmed an upcoming legislative act to secure EU access to critical raw materials at home and from abroad in her ‘state of the union’ speech on Wednesday.

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MEPs push to expand scope of anti-deforestation law

The European Parliament is seeking to extend proposed new rules requiring companies to ensure that the products they sell in the EU do not come from deforested land.

Energy

REPowerEU rapporteur calls for fast-tracked bioenergy projects

Markus Pieper has said the emergency REPowerEU reforms to renewable energy deployment should be technology neutral, and that planning permission should be automatic if authorities miss their deadlines.

Land

Parliament adopts position on EU forest strategy

MEPs praised by industry groups after underscoring that forests are ‘multi-purpose’ in their response to the Commission’s forest strategy for 2030.

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