Forests and climate: EU Forest Watch
Following on from FERN's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) updates. This is the first of FERN's six monthly updates on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) for five countries in the Congo Basin: the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Cameroon and Gabon. It shows that although REDD+ processes are ongoing in four of the five countries, they are not inclusive, and are led in a top-down manner.
Photo: by Neil Palmer/CIAT
- Beech forests are acknowledged as world heritage
- New rule to shed a glimmer of light on ECAs
- Tackling challenges that confront European forests: Will a legally binding agreement help?
- ‘Global’ carbon market a mirage: seek other funding
- DRC: toward transparency?
- Solidarity: Khimki forest
- Forest Watch Special Report – Bonn climate talks 6-17 June 2011
Welcome to the first Forest Watch of 2011. This is also United Nations Year of the Forest and so FERN has written a two-page Forest Watch special looking at the state of play for forests through the lens of our campaigns which can be accessed below. Last month too was an important month for forests due to decisions made at the 16th Conference of the Parties in Cancun. FERN’s two-page special report from that meeting is attached below. Articles in this months Forest Watch include:
- VPA processes see slow progression
- Paralysis by Analysis
- ‘Sustainable on Paper’
- Congo approves a law to protect indigenous peoples
- EEAS and DEVCO: the new EU external relations jargon
- Social criteria are permissible in timber procurement policy
- Questions remain about Cancun forests agreement
- A bold move: the EP votes to address ECA flaws
- The future of CAP: opinions welcome
- Agrofuel plans drive destruction