REVIEW | WOOD: GOING UNDERCOVER TO UNCOVER GLOBAL FOREST CRIME

George Iordăchescu: New investigative documentary WOOD provides important context to the debate on global illegal logging. But in its quest for a solution, it overlooks more nuanced social and political dimensions.

PODCAST | BIOSEC & Bubbles 5: Drones & Databases – The Appeal of Technology for Conservation

In the final podcast of the series, Laure Joanny & George Iordăchescu discuss how the drones and databases adopted by governments and protected areas are taking the conservation sector into uncharted territory..

COMMENT | The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030: Problematic separation of humans and nature

Despite its eagerly anticipated publication, the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 lacks new and radical thinking about ways to develop an ecologically sustainable society, and risks producing and/or deepening serious inequalities and injustices.

BLOG | Criminalisation, Crisis Narratives and The Commission: The fight against deforestation in Europe

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.