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Fern Annual Report 2014

In March 2015, Fern entered its third decade of campaigning for an EU that protects, rather than destroys, forests, and which respects the rights of those who depend on them.

We have just published our Annual Report for the period April 2014 to March 2015. It outlines some of our key achievements last year, as well as marking some of the highlights of 20 years of campaigning.

Letter to Malaysian Government re: Sarawak Report

This letter on behalf of human rights and environmental NGOs in Malaysia and the EU express concern about an arrest warrant for London-based investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown, founder of Sarawak Report.

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Annual Report 2014

In March 2015 Fern entered its third decade of campaigning for an EU that protects rather than destroys forests, and which respects rather than ignores the rights of those who depend on them. This annual report outlines the key events of our year April 2014 to March 2015 but also marks some of the highlights of our 20 years of campaigning.

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Playing with Fire: Human Misery, Environmental Destruction and Summer BBQs

With temperatures soaring across Europe this summer millions have enjoyed barbecues – and will continue to do so until the last drops of warm weather. Yet few are aware of the true cost of the charcoal they fire them with.

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The real cost of a summer BBQ

Report and supporting materials available at www.fern.org/charcoal

(Moreton-in-Marsh) 10 August 2015 - With temperatures soaring across Europe this summer millions have enjoyed barbecues – and will continue to do so until the last drops of warm weather. Yet few are aware of the true cost of the charcoal they fire them with.

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.

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