- EU Commission investigates state aid to Drax
- Dutch Parliament suspends biomass subsidies
- NGOs call on EU to scrap bioenergy from Renewable Energy policy
- Does EU have plan to tackle its deforestation footprint?
- Forest priorities of the Dutch Presidency
- Forests and flood prevention: could the CAP do more?
- Republic of Congo and CAR sign Joint CAFI Declaration
- Cameroon excludes forest communities from benefit-sharing
In this special edition of Forest Watch, we look at what the Paris climate agreement means for forests and forest peoples’ rights.
The EU and Vietnam recently concluded a Free Trade Agreement and reaffirmed their determination to conclude negotiations for a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) promoting sustainable and legal timber trading. In a statement, a group of Vietnamese NGOs, supported by Fern, has reminded both parties that the only way to guarantee a legal and sustainable timber trade is through improved forest governance, and has called for civil society organisations to have a clearly defined role in the VPA process to ensure credibility though independent monitoring from the ground.
Forests in spotlight as COP21 climate talks approach endgame
- Forests in spotlight as COP21 climate talks approach endgame
- Circular economy package misses key opportunities
- Moving toward an EU action plan on deforestation
- Coal’s hidden ‘double whammy’: 12 million hectares of forest at risk
- How LULUCF could increase mitigation ambition in EU
- Communities, not BECCS, crucial for limiting warming to 1.5°C
- Pope’s visit reminds the world of CAR’s needs
- Dutch scientists’ message on biomass should be heard throughout EU
- Vital EU support to rights defenders in Central Africa
- AFR100: Reviving Africa’s forests