Publications & Insight
EU Ministers acknowledge importance of upholding international human rights standards to end deforestation, but more action is needed
European Union Environment Ministers today adopted their opinion on the deforestation-free regulation proposed by the Commission in November 2021.
Poll: Europeans don't buy industry scaremongering on food prices, and are more likely to vote for MEPs that support a stronger deforestation-free law
Despite food and agriculture industries’ misinformation campaign to delay anti-deforestation legislation, the European public doesn’t buy their excuses. Seven out of 10 people surveyed in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Spain...
Forest Governance 5 - June 2022
Fern’s partners in Ghana, Liberia, the Congo Basin and Brazil share their opposing views on the effect the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
Ghana’s VPA progress holds vital lessons for EU Deforestation Regulation
The EU’s Proposed Regulation on deforestation-free products is potentially a crucial tool for fighting deforestation in Ghana and could complement the Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) the EU has signed with many...
The EU Regulation: A Liberian CSO perspective
On March 11 this year, Liberian civil society organisations working on land and forest governance took part in a one day forum organised by Sustainable Development Institutre (SDI) Liberia and Foundation for Community Initiatives...
EU Deforestation Regulation must not ignore vital VPA lessons
Fern’s Congo Basin partners support the aims of the Regulation on deforestation-free products, but have serious reservations about its approach.
EU Deforestation Regulation must follow international land and tenure rights standards
The European Union (EU) is the second biggest market for Brazilian soy, and a major importer of Brazilian beef and leather. These goods fuel deforestation – much of illegal – in Brazil. For example, cattle ranching in the...
Palm oil production, consumption and trade patterns: The outlook from an EU perspective
Palm oil is used in nearly everything, from pizza, doughnuts and chocolate, to deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and lipstick. It is also used in animal feed and as a biofuel, especially in Indonesia and the European Union (EU).
Expert meeting on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
Tuesday 24 May, 17:30 - 20:30 (Brussels - CET)
- At Press Club Brussels Europe (in person, from 17:30) - Online (starting from 18:00)
The proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products aims to...
Op ed from Swedish NGOs about the EU's law to tackle deforestation
The European Parliament and Council are currently debating changes to the Commission’s proposal for a Deforestation-free products regulation. Swedish NGOs originally published this article in the Swedish Media to call out the negative role that their country is playing, weakening the regulation and urging them to unite with other Member States in the fight against global deforestation and forest degradation.