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.
As the EU moves towards due diligence in supply chains, can we ensure communities are heard?
Can momentum for cleaning up the EU’s supply chains avoid reinforcing the injustices that helped to cause the problem?
Can tree planting solve climate change?
Tree planting schemes have always been popular, but never more so than today. There is a long, painful history of bad tree plantation projects mainly in the Global South, but also in the North, where tree planting projects have...
Bolsonaro’s Brazil: A Pariah State?
Time overdue for the EU to end its role in Brazil’s environmental and social crimes
What are negative emissions?
Negative Emissions is one of the terms used by climate scientists in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for activities that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Other terms include Carbon Dioxide Removal...
Hungarian Constitutional Court’s landmark ruling is a blow to intensive forest management practices
On June 2020, the Hungarian Constitutional Court improved the nature conservation and biodiversity objectives of forested Natura 2000 sites. Hungarian civil society organisations welcomed the decision and hope that it will improve...