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Letter to the Director General of the Japanese Forestry Agency re: effective illegal logging legislation

This letter from 12 international NGOs working on forest-related issues urges the Japanese Government to adopt effective legislation to prohibit illegal wood products from being marketed in Japan.

It is available in both English and Japanese.

The story of consumption / L'histoire de la consommation

Everyone's aware of the problem, and the solution is so obvious that few dare even say it: we must reduce our consumption. Whether you care about forests, the climate, beetles, plants, peoples' rights or simply your bank account, reducing consumption would be a giant step towards protecting what we love.

Issue 206

  • The story of Fern
  • Bold and eloquent: Pope Francis’ call to action
  • All agreed: a separate pillar for LULUCF is best approach
  • Landmark Dutch ruling takes intrepid stance on emissions and government’s duty towards citizens
  • What do you mean, ‘modernise’ the Birds and Habitats Directives, Mr Timmermans?
  • Lifting of ban on Brazilian beef linked to deforestation commitment
  • ‘Green’ subsidies for bioenergy could increase carbon emissions
  • Court rules in favour of transparency in Indonesia

The story of consumption

This film shows how we can turn around years of damaging policies and build an EU where all timber and agricultural products are produced legally, sustainably and in countries that respect communities’ rights to their land.

The story of Fern

This short film outlines Fern's history, present and future as told by our board, staff and partners.

Banking Nature: will putting a price on nature protect it?

On 23 June, the European Parliament hosted a screening of the documentary Banking Nature, which questions the role that markets play in protecting biodiversity, followed by a debate about the role the EU should play in supporting innovative financial mechanisms for biodiversity protection.

LULUCF leaves 2030 climate target in the balance

Branded as one of the most complex areas in climate science, many claim that land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) is too complicated for them to understand and is best left to the experts.

New research shows risk of including land use and forests in EU’s emissions target

Two days before the European Union closes its consultation on the role that land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) should play in EU climate effort, new research reveals that including this sector in emissions reductions plans would cause havo