The COVID recovery plan for Europe: Why MEPs are our last chance to make it work for the climate
The €1.8 trillion pandemic recovery plan and long-term budget deal agreed by EU heads of government on 21 July 2020, after nearly five days of haggling, is widely seen as a political and economic landmark. But from an...
COVID-19: Is Ghana’s government losing the battle?
With lockdown eased, preventing the spread of disease is shifts to individual responsibility.
Liberia and COVID: Reliable information needed
NGOs struggle to raise awareness in communities, and then struggle to get the information they need to be effective.
Compelling new evidence shows the EU’s entanglement with illegal deforestation for soy and cattle farming in Brazil
Since taking office in January 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro has waged a relentless campaign against Brazil’s environmental laws and the rights of its Indigenous Peoples.
This assault helped paved the way for the fires that tore...
European Ombudsman: Commission must answer questions over failure to consider environmental, social impacts of South American trade deal
The European Ombudsman has opened an inquiry into the EU Commission’s trade agreement with the ‘Mercosur’ group of South American countries.
This follows a complaint from several NGOs alleging that the Commission ignored its...
COP26 must insist on the right solutions for people and nature
Climate urgency requires that Parties avoid the carbon market pitfalls and focus on protecting and restoring nature.
Black Lives Matter: Listening to those on the front-line
Fern has compiled a list of material on equity and inclusion, which helps inform and guide our work. We hope it will also benefit others.
Public debate on biomass reaches critical mass in the Netherlands
Public opposition to biomass burning is based on a variety of negative impacts.
An update on the Indonesia-EU trade agreement
Indonesia and EU negotiators are continuing trade discussions. The EU must ensure respect for human rights and environment.