Publications & Insight
Vietnam–EU VPA to include all timber markets
As their negotiations toward a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) advance, Vietnam and the EU have taken a positive step toward ensuring the VPA’s effectiveness.
News in Brief - May 2016
Drax asks for more state funds
In 2015 Drax, the UK’s largest power plant, received £451.8 million in state subsidies and other support for converting its coal-fired boilers into ones that can burn wood pellets. Now Drax is...
Europe's trail-blazing tropical forest policy is working
In Ghana, Liberia and Central African Republic, benefits are starting to flow to forest communities for the first time
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...