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NGO Statements
July 20, 2015

This letter from 12 international NGOs working on forest-related issues urges the Japanese Government to adopt effective legislation to prohibit illegal wood products from being marketed in Japan.

It is available in both English and Japanese.

EU Forest Watch
July 10, 2015
  • The story of Fern
  • Bold and eloquent: Pope Francis’ call to action
  • All agreed: a separate pillar for LULUCF is best approach
  • Landmark Dutch ruling takes intrepid stance on emissions and government’s duty towards citizens
  • What do you mean, ‘modernise’ the Birds and Habitats Directives, Mr Timmermans?
  • Lifting of ban on Brazilian beef linked to deforestation commitment
  • ‘Green’ subsidies for bioenergy could increase carbon emissions
  • Court rules in favour of transparency in Indonesia
July 7, 2015

This film shows how we can turn around years of damaging policies and build an EU where all timber and agricultural products are produced legally, sustainably and in countries that respect communities’ rights to their land.

June 30, 2015

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

June 27, 2015

On 23 June, the European Parliament hosted a screening of the documentary Banking Nature, which questions the role that markets play in protecting biodiversity, followed by a debate about the role the EU should play in supporting innovative financial mechanisms for biodiversity protection.

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