Publications & Insight
Vattenfall must stop destroying forests and worsening climate chaos
Vattenfall is today preventing young climate activists from attending their annual general meeting. In Vattenfall’s Notice to attend, it says: "The Annual General Meeting is open to the general public. In connection with the...
Briefing Notes, NGO Statements
EU rules on packaging
NGO perspectives on the urgent need to reduce paper packaging
Serious concerns about the Swedish Presidency proposal for the Nature Restoration Law
This letter was sent to Representatives of the Swedish Presidency, EU Environment Ministers and Permanent Representations. The European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Rapporteurs and shadows of...
Certifying EU activities to increase carbon removals from land
For agricultural and forested land, the aims of the European Commission’s proposed voluntary EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) include:
Increasing carbon removals by establishing EU criteria and methods to...
80 NGOs ask the EU to reject carbon offsets following scandal of largest voluntary carbon offset certifier
In November 2022, the European Commission presented a proposal for an European Union (EU) Regulation on certification of activities that remove carbon from the atmosphere ('carbon removals'), which included voluntary minimum...
209 Civil Society Organisations say: EU trade deals must not undermine democratic rights
In order to bypass criticism by some EU governments and parliaments, the European Commission wants to change the voting process for upcoming trade agreements with Mexico, Chile and the Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina,...
Environmental and social conditions of ‘RebuildUkraine’
As the Ukraine Recovery Conference begins in Lugano (Switzerland), 25 NGOs from Ukraine and across Europe have sent a letter to the European Commission urging them to ensure that there are strong social and environmental conditions attached to the RebuildUkraine effort, and in particular the Ukraine Solidarity Trust Fund.
NGO letter calling for EU Strategy on supply-side measures to complement the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
On Friday 22 April 2022, a group of NGOs including Fern wrote to Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Cooperation, Ministers of the Environment, and Ministers of Agriculture of the Members States of the...
Recommendations for the effective implementation of TSD Chapters
As a powerful trade player, and one that has developed strong and cooperative relationships with its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners, the EU is well placed to use its market power to improve the implementation and enforcement...
Open Letter: Include ambitious restoration targets in the EU Nature Restoration Law
An open letter to the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, on behalf of environmental and social justice organisations in Sweden, Finland, Estonia and across Europe.