Bankrolling Climate Change: Why it is time to end Hermes flights of fancy
While the threat of climate change and the urgent need for action become ever clearer, air transport and other polluting industries are expanding on a massive scale. Supposed green pioneers such as Germany are supporting the trade...
Exporting Destruction. Export credits, illegal logging and deforestation
Exporting Destruction is the conclusion of research that included fieldwork in China, desk
studies, and a new financial review, all commissioned to shine a light on the role that export
credit agencies (ECAs) play in financing global deforestation. Through detailed case studies
and historical research, FERN has been able to produce a set of policy recommendations that
would, if implemented effectively, bring export credits in line with other publicly-funded institutions and reduce their potential for negative social and environmental impacts.
Forest governance in Liberia
This report is one of a series looking at forest governance from an NGO perspective. Other reports in the same series cover DRC, Ghana and Malaysia.These countries are among those that are expected to negotiate Voluntary...
Accessing environmental information in and from the European Community. A practical guide to your right to know.
This new report explains how the Aarhus Convention on access to environmental information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters is going to increase transparency, public...
So, who owns the forest?
This landmark study sets out the confusions and conundrums of forest tenure in Liberia today and develops clear recommendations towards solving potential conflicts over natural resources. It is essential reading for all those...
Seeing RED; avoided deforestation and rights issues
This briefing explains why the UNFCC Conference in Bali (December 2007) needs to answer certain important questions related to forest governance and forest peoples' rights before negotiating a post-2012 climate agreement that may...
Provoking change - A toolkit for African NGOs
This Advocacy Toolkit is for local and national NGOs, but specifically for those based in West Africa, as the case studies and background information are focused on this region. This toolkit was produced by FERN at the request of...
Why Investment Matters: The Political Economy of International Investments
Investment is not just a blandly apolitical process by which money is mysteriously made to grow, but a process in which companies and governments define and redistribute access to assets, determining who accumulates wealth and at whose expense. This book, by Kavaljit Singh, aims to educate us how investment works, who the main players are and what trends are emerging.
On Shaky Ground: The involvement of civil society in the preparatory stage of the FLEGT support project
Telapak and FERN follow up the implementation of the FLEGT Support Project. This EC-funded project aims to tackle illegal logging and promote the role of forests in the sustainable development of Indonesia.
Previous briefings in...