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June 30, 2015

This short film outlines Fern's history, present and future as told by our board, staff and partners.

Press Releases
June 16, 2015

Two days before the European Union closes its consultation on the role that land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) should play in EU climate effort, new research reveals that including this sector in emissions reductions plans would cause havo

June 16, 2015

The European Union (EU) has a target to reduce emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030. This is an economy-wide target and therefore includes the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector. This study looks at how to integrate LULUCF into the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.

NGO Statements
June 15, 2015

Fern's response to this consultation concludes that the challenge of limiting global warming to two degrees is so great that effort should be made in all sectors. By maintaining Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) separately, the EU avoids reducing its ambition and gives itself the opportunity to create real ambition to maintain carbon stocks and reduce emissions in LULUCF.

EU Forest Watch
June 11, 2015

A decade of VPAs: where have we been, where do we go? Every six months, Fern produces an update looking at the present situation with regards the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, with a specific focus on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs).

EU Forest Watch
June 10, 2015
  • Deadly price of activism
  • EU Action on deforestation seems “appropriate”
  • EU: Undermining development aid by backing landgrabbers?
  • Forests must be part of the push for stability in Central African Republic
  • Protest against landgrabs by Socfin and Bolloré now also in Europe
  • FLEGT Action plan evaluation ongoing
  • Sarawak Chief Minister’s fine words on forest corruption must lead to action