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NGO Statements
October 20, 2014

This letter from a group of concerned organisations and individuals who believe that legislation on biodiversity offsetting being considered by the European Commission would harm nature and people, and would give power to those who destroy nature for private profit. The signatories ask for all plans on offsetting to be dropped.

October 15, 2014

This press release was launched as the European Commission concludes its consultation on biodiversity offsetting. It outlines that more than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed a letter saying that biodiversity offsetting legislation would "harm nature and people, and give power to those who destroy nature for private profit."

EU Forest Watch
October 8, 2014
  • New York Declaration on Forests’ key omissions
  • Norway – Liberia deal holds promise
  • UK pledges new funding for forests
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Time for action!
  • Republic of Congo: A chance for change
NGO Statements
October 8, 2014

FERN's submission to the consultation on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services explains why the initiative should not be introduced. To see a short film outlining the problems with offsetting visit:

EU Forest Watch
September 17, 2014
  • Deforestation is a factor in Ebola outbreaks
  • Ebola Crisis in Liberia: Help Wanted
  • Draft climate and energy package opens door to using forests as offsets
  • At Last: DRC’s New Community Forest Decree
  • Drax conversion to biomass suffers a setback