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Ikea's House of Horrors

15.07.2021 The stolen Russian forests being greenwashed into kids' furniture

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Untamed Timber

02.02.2021 The Brazilian flooring giant let off the hook by Bolsonaro's government and now thriving across the US and EU

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Taiga King

16.12.2020 How European firms fed a Russian tycoon's billion-dollar illegal logging scam

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Grand Theft Chaco: Luxury cars made with leather from the stolen lands of an uncontacted tribe

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An Illustrated guide to Europe’s role in Paraguay forest destruction

21.07.2021 Earthsight’s September 2020 investigation revealed how indigenous land in Paraguay was being illegally cleared for leather destined for use in cars sold across Europe. Grand Theft Chaco provided yet another example of the complicity of European companies, and unwittingly consumers, in accelerating deforestation overseas. It showed why the introduction of strong demand-side regulations are critical to halt consumer markets’ complicity in the rampant destruction of the world’s forests. Thankfully, legislative actions in the UK, Germany and at EU level are underway. These could be landmark laws that have a sizeable impact in reducing Europe’s deforestation footprint but only if they are comprehensive and far-reaching.Recent proposals in Germany and the UK point to the clear need for improvements and more hard-hitting policies, while the EU is set to detail its own supply chain law plans later this year.. 

Ikea's House of Horrors

Ikea has for years sold children's furniture made from wood linked to vast illegal logging in protected forests in Russia.

The illegal Russian wood hidden inside Ikea children’s furniture

A new Earthsight investigation unpacks Ikea's latest illegal timber problem

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