Publications & Insight
Local Civil Society Organisations join EU battle against illegal logging
This briefing note looking at what has been achieved so far by FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) finds that the EU has played a central role in ensuring various civil society groups are involved in the VPA negotiating...
Land Rights in Gabon, Facing Up to the Past - and Present
This report by land tenure specialist Liz Alden Wily documents the tenure situation in Gabon to inform, among others, ongoing discussions concerning FLEGT and REDD in the country. It starts by taking a historic look at Gabon. In...
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...
Annual Report 2012
2012 was a tumultuous year. People in the Middle East and countries where FERN works like Malaysia and Gabon stood up to dictatorial rule; hurricane Sandy sent salt water into the streets of New York, bringing climate change to the attention of a sceptical US public; and countries across the EU found themselves deeply affected by the growing financial crisis.
EUROPA DEBE PARAR DE FINANCIAR LA DESTRUCCIÓN DE LOS BOSQUES TROPICALES
Más de 30 ONGs europeas, entre ellas el Observatori del Deute en la Globalització (ODG), enviaron hoy una carta apelando a sus gobiernos a que no participen en el financiamiento de la nueva planta de celulosa propuesta por Asia...
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...
La historia de REDD - Una solucion real contra la deforestacion?
“Vídeo producido por FERN con el apoyo de la Asociación de Aprendizaje Grundtvig “¿El Comercio de Carbono puede salvar los bosques?”
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...