ForestWatch Issue 172 June 2012 and update from Bonn climate talks
June 20, 2012
Prototype Carbon Fund participants lukewarm on plantation offsets Irish levy: Polluter Pays ... anyone? ECAs and APP’s proposed new mill: Just don’t A Critical lesson for REDD Cameroon: Killing the VPA? civil...
Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) default on its obligations to Export Credit Agencies
Press release launched on the day that more than 30 European non governmental organisations (NGOs) delivered a letter calling on governments not to fund a new pulp mill proposed by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world's...
Suffering here to help them over there
The Guaraqueçaba Climate Action Project is a nearly 7,000 ha forest carbon offset project initiative by the Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Brazilian NGO Sociedade de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educacao Ambiemental (SPVS). For...
FLEGT VPA Update May 2012
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...
The Story of REDD: a real solution to deforestation?
REDD, or reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, is one of the most controversial issues in the climate change debate. The basic concept is simple: governments, companies or forest owners in the South should...
Banking on carbon markets: Why the European Investment Bank got it wrong in the fight against climate change
This briefing provides an overview of the publicly documented involvement of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in support of failing carbon markets. It is based on a report by the organisations Counter Balance and Campagna per la...
Statement from NGOs on the EU Ecolabel and Asia Pulp and Paper
In 2006 the EU Ecolabel was awarded to two brands of photocopy paper – Golden Plus and Lucky Boss – produced by the Indonesian company Pindo Deli, a subsidiary of APP. In 2010, FERN published EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction...
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...