Publications & Insight
Nature Restoration Law offers hope for EU’s stricken forests
The European Commission's proposal for a new Nature Restoration Law sets ground-breaking, legally binding targets to end the spiral of destruction afflicting the EU's ecosystems, including its forests. For the first time, the...
2021 Annual Report
Fern campaigning is often behind the scenes and working towards long-term achievements. But 2021 was different, we reaped the results of seeds sown a decade ago or more.
Centre stage was a landmark proposal put forward by the...
Palm oil production, consumption and trade patterns: The outlook from an EU perspective
Palm oil is used in nearly everything, from pizza, doughnuts and chocolate, to deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and lipstick. It is also used in animal feed and as a biofuel, especially in Indonesia and the European Union (EU).
Forest Watch 276 - June 2022
The EU inches towards genuine progress on LULUCF, while some Member States' forests have become net CO2 emitters.
LULUCF: Inching toward genuine progress
Plenary LULUCF vote in Parliament moves important issues in the right direction.
Worrying news from Finland's and Estonia’s forests
Recent data from Finnish and Estonian forests show how bad forest management can aggravate the climate crisis
Vested interests in Ukraine are grabbing the chance to relax inconvenient environmental controls
NGOs hope the EU Rebuild Ukraine Facility will help stop the harm to Ukraine’s environment
LULUCF: A Clear Steer for Increased Ambition, but far from original hopes
In its latest vote on Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry, the European Parliament endorsed a higher target for the amount of carbon dioxide that should be removed from EU land. The vote also acknowledged the importance of...
Expert meeting on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
Tuesday 24 May, 17:30 - 20:30 (Brussels - CET)
- At Press Club Brussels Europe (in person, from 17:30) - Online (starting from 18:00)
The proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products aims to...
Historic vote on no longer burning trees for energy needs to be defended
For the first time, a major EU regulatory body has concluded that one of the EU’s most climate-wrecking policies of the last decade - incentivising the burning of forests in the name of renewable energy - has to stop.