Publications & Insight
2023 - What will it mean for EU work on forests?
In December 2022, the European Union (EU) finally agreed on the text of its long-awaited Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR). For the first time companies selling certain products on the EU market will be punished if...
Europe’s Dark Winter
The energy crisis is intensifying pressure on Europe's already besieged forests. Here's how we can limit the damage, writes Martin Pigeon
Crunch time for EU deforestation law
The Swedish government is trying to undermine the EU’s landmark deforestation law so that it can continue exploiting the Sámi people's land, says Lina Burnelius - International Coordinator for Protect the Forests Sweden and Elle Merete Omma - Head of EU Unit for the Saami Council.
Ending the onslaught on the Amazon
Brazil's civil society has proved a bulwark against President Bolsonaro's efforts to subvert the country’s democracy. As Brazil heads to the polls, Adriana Ramos outlines the social and environmental challenges ahead.
Blogs, Forest Watch
Forests and Indigenous land rights will be key in Brazil’s upcoming general election
Pierre-Jean Sol Brasier’s visit to Brazil offers insights about the stakes of the path to be chosen next October.
News, Blogs, Forest Watch
Safeguarding the climate and nature will help tackle future security threats
We are living in a time of overlapping crises. Action to avert the biodiversity and climate catastrophes are being stalled by the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine. This blog provides a Finnish perspective on how safeguarding forests can help tackle future security threats.
Blogs, Forest Watch
Corporate Due Diligence proposal could improve access to justice, but contains fundamental weaknesses
Under the long-awaited proposed Due Diligence Directive, the majority of EU companies need not change a thing.
2022 - What to watch for in the EU forest world
For decades, Fern and partners have campaigned to strengthen the rights of forest peoples and protect and restore forests. There have been locust years, when things went backwards, and harvest years, when plans come to fruition....
FLEGT: Back from the brink
The EU was about to discard its best weapon in the fight against illegal logging. Then civil society groups around the world pushed back. Marie-Ange Kalenga looks at a crisis that was averted.