Publications & Insight
Letter from Asia Pulp and Papers lawyer re: FERNs report on Pindo Deli
On 21 November 2011, FERN was sent the attached letter from APP's lawyers. We will not be removing the report EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction - the case of Pindo Deli from our site as we stand by the information in that...
FLEGT VPA Update November 2011
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 VPAs. This May 2012 example looks at the...
Why carbon markets will not deliver for Southern governments, forests and people
Many governments believe that carbon trading will provide substantial funding to protect or sustainably manage forests in their countries via proposed schemes to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD). This...
Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction?
This set of case studies from 2011 looking at how the REDD+ process has been experienced on the ground is a follow up to the June 2010 Accra Caucus on Forests and Climate Change report looking at countries preparing for...
REDD+ and carbon markets:Ten Myths Exploded
Over the last four years, the United Nations’ negotiations on Reducing Emissions from deforestation and Forest Degradation – REDD+ – has become increasingly central in global discussions on climate change. Unfortunately there are...
Strategies to Prevent Illegal Logging
This article was written by Saskia Ozinga and Hannah Mowat for the second edition of "A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy." It compares the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT),...
An end to forest offsets
This manual was put together by the partners of the Grundtvig Learning Partnership “Forests and climate protection – merging topics in environmental education”. It provides background information for developing new approaches in...
FERN position paper: The new Forest Strategy
The EU Forestry Strategy adopted in 1998, acted as a response to concerns about the lack of coherence and coordination between national forest policies and other forest related EU policies. Though the non-legally binding Forestry...