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Forest loss and human health: focus on EU policies and practices

Forests make a huge contribution to human health. They provide food and medicine, and are an important component of traditional health systems. While it’s widely known that forests play a key role in mitigating climate change, in conserving soil and water quality, awareness of the impact on human health due to forest devastation and the loss of these
ecosystems is less widespread.

Forests of Lithuania

The third briefing, in the series of briefings about the forest situation in the new Member States, is about Lithuania. Author: Andrius Gaidamavicius, Lithuanian Green Movement.
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A short leaflet about FERN

A short leaflet explaining who we are, what our mission is and how we aim to achieve our mission. It also lists some of the organisations we work with.
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What’s in the European Commission’s FLEGT Action Plan?

FERN's EC Forest Platform briefing outlining the key issues of the EC FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan.

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Improving EC Aid in Indonesia

Pelibatan Masyarakat Sipil Indonesia dalam Skema Pendanaan Masyarakat Eropa di Sektor Kehutanan.
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The Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: exporting an 'environmental timebomb'

The Baku-Tiblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline  is the most controversial pipeline in the world. This doubious honour is due to its damaging geo-political, environmental and social impacts, its role in augmenting the power of corporate interests over national governments, and its alleged violation of the European human rights law and Turkey's accession partnership, as well as allegations of corruption, imcompetence and malpractice. European export credit agencies are among the financiers of the BTC pipeline.
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Corruption: European export credit agencies under scrutiny

The UK's export credit agency, the ECGD, recently made the headlines after watering down its anti-bribery rules. Sadly, the lack of tough rules to stamp out corruption and bribery is characteristiic of most European ECAs.
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Live or let die? an evaluation of the fifth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests

A FERN special report discussing the failure of UNFF5 and providing a series of recommendations for the future.
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Court of Auditors' Report: Forestry measures within the Rural Development Policy

A FERN/ TRN briefing note. In a special report about forestry measures in the rural development policy, the European Court of Auditors criticises the European Commission and Member States for spending billions of euro on forestry measures from rural development funds without adequate quality controls or documentation.
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Finding solutions to illegal logging: civil society and the FLEGT Support Project

FERN and Telapak outline the possibilities and limitations of the FLEGT Support Project - an EC-funded project aimed at tackling illegal logging and promoting the role of forests within Indonesia's sustainable development

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