Fighting Fossil Fuels First Making EU climate policy work for people and forests
This study refocuses attention on the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions domestically, without offloading responsibilities onto other countries through offsets. It explores why forests cannot offset fossil fuel emissions; and...
Taking stock: Tracking trends in European Aid for forests and communities
Forests and forest-dependent communities are under increasing pressure due to infrastructure projects and the demand for agricultural commodities. Although there is growing recognition of the importance of forests in mitigating...
Implement in haste, repent at leisure
This is the third in a series of reports in which FERN and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) look at the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). This case study concludes that unless major changes are made in FCPF...
Carbon Discredited: Why the EU should steer clear of forest carbon offsets
The N’hambita Forest Carbon Offset Pilot Project, run by the company Envirotrade, and initially funded by European Commission (EC) money, has failed to deliver most of its climate change, development, financial and learning...
REDD+ safeguards: more than good intentions? Case studies from the Accra Caucus
This is the third volume of case study reports from the Accra Caucus on Forests and Climate Change, reporting on the implementation of REDD+ in the following countries; Guyana, Nepal, Indonesia, Cameroon and the Democratic...
REDD+ and carbon markets:Ten Myths Exploded
Over the last four years, the United Nations’ negotiations on Reducing Emissions from deforestation and Forest Degradation – REDD+ – has become increasingly central in global discussions on climate change. Unfortunately there are...
Strategies to Prevent Illegal Logging
This article was written by Saskia Ozinga and Hannah Mowat for the second edition of "A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy." It compares the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT),...
Lessons learnt from FLEGT for REDD - Summary
This report explains why ignoring key lessons from initiatives to control illegal logging (such as the EU's Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT) will lead REDD to a dead-end.
It builds on FERN's nearly...
Smoke and Mirrors - A critical assessment of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
In December 2007 the World Bank launched its Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) to act as a catalyst to promote public and private investment in ‘REDD’ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). As the...
Realising rights, protecting forests: An Alternative Vision for Reducing Deforestation
This report is intended primarily for opinion-formers and decisionmakers with a role in making and influencing national policy and legislation on REDD. The case studies show that respecting the rights and realities of indigenous...