FME 2015 was held in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by Fern. It was held at the same time as Fern’s 20th anniversary.
Main issues discussed were:
- Stopping irresponsible finance of companies involved in landgrabbing, pulp, palm oil, timber, bioenergy, meat and other products that involve forest destruction
- REDD: new developments and trends
- Forests and Paris COP21
- Bioenergy CCS (BECCS)
- Peatland re-wetting in South East Asia
- Community Forestry
- EUTR and VPA implementation
FME members also took the opportunity to send a letter of protest to the Brazilian Embassy in Brussels against their cultivation of Genetically Engineered Trees.