Publications & Insight
FERN position paper: The new Forest Strategy
The EU Forestry Strategy adopted in 1998, acted as a response to concerns about the lack of coherence and coordination between national forest policies and other forest related EU policies. Though the non-legally binding Forestry...
FERN statement to the Forest Stewardship Council on withdrawing FERNs membership
In a position paper presented to the FSC General Assembly in 2008, FERN and other FSC members from the environmental and economic chamber highlighted the changes necessary for the FSC to regain and retain its credibility. In 2009,...
A red light for REDD
UNFCCC decision on REDD poised to undermine rights and increase conflict in forested areas. International NGOs call for a halt to REDD+1 until guarantees can be made that indigenous rights can be respected, it will not be funded...
Enhancing forest protection is key in future CAP
In this position paper, FERN explains that the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should prioritise enhanced forest protection and improved forestry practices that have notable and measurable positive environmental and...
FERN position on FSC
A FERN statement outlining our reasons for continuing our FSC membership and the policies and actions that would lead to us handing in this membership.
Regaining credibility and rebuilding support: changes the FSC needs to make
A joint statement by FERN, Greenpeace, Inter-African Forest Industry Association, Precious Woods, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Tropical Forest Trust, detailing which changes this group the FSC needs to make to...
Durban Declaration on Carbon Trading.
Representatives from people’s movements and organizations worldwide gathered in South Africa from 4-7 October 2004 to help forge a global people’s movement for action on climate change and to condemn the rapidly emerging market in...