March 20 2014
BRUSSELS, 20 March 2014 – On the eve of the 2nd International Day of Forests on Friday, March 21st, scientists join MEP Kriton Arsenis in calling for an urgent response to the threats from road development to the world’s last intact primary forests.
November 22 2013
COP19: RoadFree Initiative challenges REDD+ to keep roads out of intact forests
Warsaw, November 22: While REDD+ negotiations achieved a breakthrough at the COP19 in Warsaw, scientists and policy makers gathered at the RoadFree side event  to demonstrate that forest protection can be more effective by prioritizing REDD+ funding towards roadfree forests.
November 19 2013
This COP 19 side event, Roadfree areas, Keep Forests Free of Roads, Get REDD+ Right is co-organised by the RoadFree initiative and the European Commission DG-CLIMA.
The event aims at putting the protection of roadfree areas at the forefront of international efforts to halt deforestation. The presentations will focus on recent findings related to roadbuilding impacts on deforestation and forest degradation. These findings can contribute to the successful implementation of the UN programme to Reduce Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). REDD+ funding should be directed as a priority to the protection of road free forests as the absence of roads can be an early success indicator of REDD+ activities.
October 23 2013
The European Parliament has backed two proposals by MEP Kriton Arsenis to take action against the construction of new roads in intact forests.
October 18 2012
A cost efficient and effective solution in meeting the Aichi biodiversity protection targets is gaining momentum in the international debate. In times when funding for biodiversity conservation is scarce, the cost minimizing solution of protecting our world's remaining roadless areas arises as a way out from biodiversity protection deadlocks.
July 10 2012
A major step towards the protection of the world's roadless areas was one of the fruits of the Rio+20 Summit. For the first time, roadless areas were mapped globally and presented to the public.