Response to the Forest Strategy consultation - A world of strong and healthy forests
Ursula von der Leyen is the first European Union (EU) Commission President to publicly recognise how important forests are to life on our planet. But with the climate crisis and biodiversity collapse looming, time is short to turn...
Five ways the EU can ensure forests support EU climate and biodiversity goals
To tackle the climate crisis, EU land and forests need to absorb more carbon dioxide, but the opposite is happening. EU forest health and biodiversity is declining, even in EU forests protected by legislation. Half of all the wood...
Forest Governance 2 - February 2021
Forest governance in the Congo: Domestic advances but climate plans lag behind
Beyond commitments: How can Nationally Determined Contributions contribute to forest governance and resilient local communities?
In 2018, Fern and our partners revealed that many African states’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) pledges were not considering the need to improve forest governance. As countries are now preparing and communicating new...
Forest governance and COVID-19: How can FLEGT support a green recovery from the pandemic?
Human society is enduring one of the greatest global health crises of the past century: COVID-19. As the urgency of tackling the pandemic took centre stage, policy issues such as the implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement...
Webinar: Unleashing the potential of Community-based forest and wildlife management for building back better: livelihoods, biodiversity, and climate resilience in Africa
Webinar organised by FAO’s Forest Technical Network in Africa (FTN-Africa)
Monday 7 December 2020 – 11:00-12:30 (Accra/GMT) 12:00 – 13:30 (Kinshasa/Rome time)
Most countries in Africa are committed...
An activist’s guide to the EU
How does the EU impact the world and how can civil society influence EU policies?
The EU has a huge influence over the fate of the world’s forests.
Its trade deals, aid strategies, energy and climate policies, and imports of...
Forest Governance 1 - November 2020
The first edition of Fern's new Forest Governance newsletter
EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: What’s in it for indigenous peoples and local communities?
The webinar took place on 19 November 2020 – 9h-13h Brussels time
Recordings of the event with interpretation in English, French, Spanish and Russian are available.
Faced with the urgent need to restore...
3 reasons land tenure is vital for forests, people and the planet
Indigenous land rights are essential to reduce deforestation, fight climate change and build resilient forests and communities. In fact, lands own or managed by Indigenous Peoples or local communities, hold over 36% of intact...