How could European forests best benefit from the EU Forest Monitoring Law?
For decades, intensive forestry practices have meant that healthy biodiverse forests across the European Union (EU) have been replaced with trees that resemble crops. Intensive forest management not only degrades ecosystems, but...
Assessment of the EU Sustainable Cocoa Initiative
Looking back on the journey and to the road ahead
This report sheds light on the achievements and challenges in the implementation of the European Union Sustainable Cocoa Initiative, which aims to deliver on European Green Deal...
How to achieve zero deforestation in the cattle sector
Best practices in Brazil and the new EU regulation on deforestation-free products
At the crossroads? A brief analysis of the European wood pellets market in 2022 and 2023
The European wood pellets market has been the world's largest for more than 15 years, driven by EU renewable energy policies authorising EU Member States to subsidise energy companies burning wood and the purchase of wood pellets...
What impact will the EUDR have on VPAs and FLEGT Licensing?
This year the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) has entered into implementation. One of the commodities included within the legislation is timber.
As mentioned within the EUDR, this legislation should build upon the positive...
Briefing Notes, NGO Statements
A Partnership of Equals?
How to strengthen the EU’s Critical Raw Materials Strategic Partnerships
Wiser with wood
New Fern/ClientEarth briefing: A guide on how to transpose the EU’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) to better protect forests, the climate, public health and other wood-using industries
How to tackle labour rights in the EU-Vietnam wood furniture trade
Vietnam is one of the world’s leading wood processing hubs and the European Union is a high value, strategic market for its wood and wooden furniture. Around 600,000 people are employed in wood processing and furniture manufacturing in Vietnam. Little has been said about labour rights in Vietnam’s wood sector. This report aims to rectify this. It is based on in-depth interviews with a sample of 40 workers from various sections of different wood processing and furniture manufacturing companies supplying to the EU.