In 2001, FME was held in April in Oslo, Norway. It was hosted by Friends of the Earth Norway. The following issues were discussed:
- The campaign to save Norway’s forest
- Carbon sinks and their relation to plantations, forest certification and pesticides use.
- How trade networks are changing the logging industry
- How certification schemes are being taken over
- The Russian Timber Trade
- The CBD and its new work programme on forests
- A training session/workshop on financial institutions and the world’s forests
- Export Credit Agencies and the EU
- The World Bank and its policies on forests and indigenous peoples
There were varied outcomes of the meeting including a letter sent to WWF raising concern about their links with the logging industry. A letter was also sent to FSC and other Indonesian certifiers in support of a statement by WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia) and more than 144 NGO and indigenous peoples’ organisations.