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Reports
March 30, 2015

This report examines the EU’s “Deforestation Footprint” – its role in global deforestation. It looks at important action the EU has taken, through the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan to improve how forests are owned and managed in timber-exporting countries and to prevent imports of illegal tropical timber entering EU borders.

EU Forest Watch
March 30, 2015
  • Fern Celebrates 20 years of campaigning to respect rights and protect forests
  • European Parliament conference calls for EU Action on Deforestation and Forest Degradation
  • New Fern research provides recommendations for EU action on deforestation
  • Burning Matter
  • Consuming less, Consuming better
  • Starving damaging projects of funds
Press Releases
March 29, 2015

This press release launches Fern's new campaign to deal with the EU drivers of deforestation. It outlines the scale of the problem and the comprehensive steps the EU can take to tackle it. Find out more by visiting www.fern.org/storyofconsumption or www.fern.org/EUdrivers

Film
March 29, 2015

Reports
March 28, 2015

This report examines how procurement policies have been applied in timber procurement and to agricultural products in public catering and food. It finds that many EU governments require publicly procured timber and timber products to be legal, as evidenced by certain certification schemes, but miss the opportunity to encourage a market for FLEGT-licensed products.

Reports
March 28, 2015

This report explores possible solutions to the EU's huge foodprint, including the opportunity to link health and environmental benefits in encouraging deforestation-free consumption. The study identifies action points, such as tackling food waste and requiring product labelling and transparent information that would allow consumers to assess the embodied deforestation of a product and choose accordingly.

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