Publications & Insight
Do FLEGT VPAs improve governance?
Fern has published research showing that the FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) have led to clear improvements in forest governance. the publication of the research came as the European Commission released an...
ONG piden a la UE para fortalecer Plan de Acción FLEGT
Un grupo de ONG, entre ellas Fern, han publicado un documento de información que pide a la UE para reforzar las medidas en su Plan de acción sobre la aplicación de la legislación forestal, gobernanza y comercio forestales (FLEGT)...
Going beyond 40% - options to ensure LULUCF maintains high environmental integrity of the EU climate and energy package
As the ratification process for the Paris Climate Agreement begins, a new study produced by the Oeko-Institut for Fern has shown how the EU’s new policy on land and forests could help it to be more ambitious on its climate change...
LULUCF: what would a good proposal look like?
As the ratification process for the Paris Climate Agreement begins, a new Fern briefing has shown how the EU’s new policy on land and forests could help it to be more ambitious on its climate change targets, and set a positive...
EU must act urgently on FLEGT and deforestation
On the occasion on International Day of Forests, nine NGOs, including Fern, urged the EU to step up the implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan.
The NGOs made their call for the...
FLEGT: Council takes a more balanced view
At its meeting on 14 March, the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council expressed strong support for the EU FLEGT Action Plan when discussing the EU Court of Auditors’ critical report on FLEGT.In its draft conclusions, the Council...
EU’s illegal logging legislation bares its teeth
Three years after it came in to force, the EU regulation prohibiting illegal timber imports (EUTR) publicly showed its teeth this month. The Netherlands and Sweden each formally and publicly notified wood-importing companies that...
Jumbo thumbs-down for aviation offsetting plan
As the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) met in Utrecht on 4 and 5 April to discuss its response to climate change, more than 80 international organisations, including Fern, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and...
Destructive palm oil imports in the spotlight
France's plans to impose an additional tax on palm oil used in food moved a step closer as its lower house of parliament approved the levy on 18 March 2016.
The National Assembly approved a tax of 30 euros per tonne starting in...