Publications & Insight
Broken Promises: the World Bank and Forests
Report finding that programmes funded by the World Bank Group are causing destruction of the world’s remaining forests and harming poor people dependent on forests for their survival. The report says that the Bank has failed to...
Funding Europes Forests - How to use EU funds for sustainable forest management and nature protection
This Guide explains why it is important for NGOs to get involved in the development of Rural Development Strategies and Programmes. It details steps to take to influence rural development funding so that it contributes to...
A Trojan Horse for Large Dams
Under the guise of an initiative to promote sustainable energy technologies, governments are about to grant subsidised export credits for hydropower projects.This report looks at the experience over the last ten years with dams...
Footprints in the Forests
Footprints in the Forests assesses eight certification schemes and different certification trends. It is a revision of FERN's Behind the Logo Report.
Licensing of Legal Timber: Logic and Design of an EU Scheme
FERN-commissioned discussion document by Tacsus, reviewing the Commission's proposed voluntary licensing scheme to prevent the import of illegally produced and traded timber into the EU.
Facing Reality: How to halt the import of illegal timber in the EU
In this report, FERN, WWF and Greenpeace discuss the EU's FLEGT Action Plan on illegal logging, and provide detailed recommendations to assist EU policy makers in assisting the Action Plan's successful implementation.
Forest fraud: say no to fake carbon credits
FERN and SinksWatch are calling for EU governments to exclude carbon sinks projects from their climate project portfolios at COP9 in Milan. The report assesses the potential impacts on forests and forest peoples of granting carbon...
A law for wood: what legal provisions to tackle illegal wood imports into France?
This executive summary is of an examination of French law relevant to illegal wood imports into France which includes recommendations for the effective implementation of the FLEGT Action Plan (in French).
Controlling imports of illegal timber: Options for Europe
This report presents a series of recommendations for the institutions of the European Union (EU), and for the governments of the EU member states, on means to control the import of illegally sourced timber and wood products into...
Forests of Fear: The abuse of human rights in forest conflicts
Abuses of human rights occur in forest conflicts all over the world, from Canada and the USA to Brazil, from Kenya to Indonesia. In many cases, blatant and often brutal abuses occur when a conflict escalates, following the...