Forest related policy initiatives: How Covid-19 will affect them
With borders closed and staff working from home, Covid-19 is affecting most of the work the EU has planned for 2020. This quick explainer looks at ongoing processes that will have an effect on forests to see which timings have changed.
US: Using legislation to address human rights abuses and deforestation
Binding rules and strong enforcement are the only way to help consumers not buy products tainted by abuse and destruction.
What is bioenergy?
Bioenergy is the combination of the terms biomass and energy.
Bioenergy is gas or electricity that comes from renewable sources, such as plant matter or animal waste.
This is known as biomass.
Biomass contains energy stored...
How civil society is protecting forests and Indigenous Peoples’ rights in Congo
Interview with Nina Cynthia Kiyindou (OCDH)
Could keeping forests standing help keep viruses at bay?
Hannah Mowat reflects on some of the emerging science around the coronavirus pandemic.
Von der Leyen’s first 100 days: Are our forests and the climate in good hands?
Fern’s Campaigns Coordinator Hannah Mowat examines whether the European Commission’s new President is on course to fulfil her promises.
Worse than expected: Fears surround Indonesia’s draft job creation law
Indonesia has launched a new legal package that includes extreme attacks on Indigenous rights and environmental protections. The EU must respond.
EU budget hits a wall, but the climate and biodiversity emergency cannot wait!
EU leaders’ failure to agree an EU budget puts environmental action at risk. The EU should back their pledges with financial capacity.
What the EU Biodiversity Strategy and Climate Law mean for European forests
The draft Biodiversity Strategy includes positive elements that campaigners hope will not vanish by the final vote.