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Issue 196

  • Deforestation is a factor in Ebola outbreaks
  • Ebola Crisis in Liberia: Help Wanted
  • Draft climate and energy package opens door to using forests as offsets
  • At Last: DRC’s New Community Forest Decree
  • Drax conversion to biomass suffers a setback

 

“Ebola is winning.” Liberia appeals for urgent help battling the disease that has West Africa under siege

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Liberian campaigners say the international response to the Ebola outbreak has been desperately slow, and today launched an appeal for massively ramped-up, on-the-ground help to tackle the disease that is sweeping their nation with unprecedented speed.

“Ebola is winning.” Liberia appeals for urgent help battling the disease that has West Africa under siege

This press release outlines Liberian campaigners concern that the international response to the Ebola outbreak has been desperately slow. It also anounces an appeal for massively ramped-up, on-the-ground help to tackle the disease that is sweeping their nation with unprecedented speed.

Issue 195

  • Central African Republic: forest governance at risk
  • Carbon Fund, ER-PIN and loss of credibility
  • EU recognises land as a resource
  • Ivory Coast VPA: work in progress
  • EUTR: illegal Brazilian Amazon timber still entering the EU market

Annual Report 2013

As well as outlining the successes that FERN and our partners have achieved in the period April 2013 to March 2014, this report includes an essay by Fred Pearce looking forward to the issues that the EU is going to have to deal with it if it is going to help put a final end to its role as one of the world's most prolific deforesters.

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Forest Watch FLEGT Update June 2014

Every six months, FERN produces an update looking at the present situation with regards the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, with a specific focus on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs). This June 2014 example looks at VPAs in Africa, Asia and South and Central America.

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VPA update June 2014.pdf9.8 MB

Issue 194

  • Incoming EU officials urged to develop a cross-cutting EU action plan on deforestation
  • LBA on forests: May it rest in peace
  • Global No Net Loss conference admits risks of offsetting
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Pay us or forests go
  • Principles for addressing the land sector under the UNFCCC

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