Why we can’t allow the EU-Republic of Congo forest partnership to lose momentum
In 2013, the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between the government of the Republic of Congo and the European Union (EU) entered into force, with the aim of addressing problems related to forest governance and illegal...
Ghana ready to issue licences to guarantee that exported timber is legally produced
A decade of work from Ghana’s government, non-governmental organisations, industry and the EU is finally coming to a head and it looks like FLEGT-licensed timber will soon be being exported.
EU Deforestation Regulation must not imperil Vietnam's coffee farmers' livelihoods
The already precarious livelihoods of coffee farmers in Vietnam must not be pushed closer to the edge by the EU Deforestation Regulation, says Vu Thi Bich Hop, from the Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD).
The EU’s new deforestation regulation faces significant challenges in Indonesia
As members of Indonesia’s Civil Society, we support the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) for its potential to improve governance, especially in the palm oil industry.
For the first time, the spotlight will be...
Deforestation Regulation: Ivorian farmers' low income from cocoa is a human rights issue
The low income that Ivorian farmers earn producing cocoa is a human rights issue which the EU’s deforestation regulation must address, says Bakary Traoré.
EU deforestation regulation must strengthen the FLEGT process and producer countries’ own efforts to combat deforestation
The EU’s deforestation regulation must strengthen the FLEGT process and producer countries’ own efforts to combat deforestation, says Justin Kamga, Coordinator of Cameroonian NGO Forêts et Développement Rural (Foder).
Deforestation Regulation: FLEGT’s achievements must be saved at all costs
FLEGT’s achievements must be saved at all costs, says Christian Mounzéo of Rencontre pour la paix et les droits de l’homme (RPDH), Republic of Congo.
Protecting and restoring the world's forests
Civil society recommendations for fair and inclusive partnerships between the European Union and forested developing countries
EU Ministers acknowledge importance of upholding international human rights standards to end deforestation, but more action is needed
European Union Environment Ministers today adopted their opinion on the deforestation-free regulation proposed by the Commission in November 2021.
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...