Liberia and COVID: Reliable information needed
NGOs struggle to raise awareness in communities, and then struggle to get the information they need to be effective.
What Climate Strategy for European Forests? Rethinking their contribution to climate neutrality
The European Union (EU) has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. This will require us to both drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase carbon dioxide removals. Many countries rely heavily on scenarios that...
Compelling new evidence shows the EU’s entanglement with illegal deforestation for soy and cattle farming in Brazil
Since taking office in January 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro has waged a relentless campaign against Brazil’s environmental laws and the rights of its Indigenous Peoples.
This assault helped paved the way for the fires that tore...
Letting trees age: an effective climate strategy
French forests are currently at a crossroads. Ever since the 2007 Grenelle Environment Forum, France, like many European countries, has allowed industrial wood energy projects to proliferate. Now the urgent need to deal with the...
Defensor del Pueblo Europeo: La Comisión Europea debe responder por haber ignorado los efectos del acuerdo comercial con América del Sur en los planos ambiental y social
El Defensor del Pueblo Europeo ha abierto una investigación sobre el acuerdo comercial de la Comisión Europea con el grupo de países sudamericanos del Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur).
Esta da continuidad a una queja presentada...
Forest Watch 257 - July 2020
Is burning biomass finished in the Netherlands, Indonesia-EU trade and more…
COP26 must insist on the right solutions for people and nature
Climate urgency requires that Parties avoid the carbon market pitfalls and focus on protecting and restoring nature.
Black Lives Matter: Listening to those on the front-line
Fern has compiled a list of material on equity and inclusion, which helps inform and guide our work. We hope it will also benefit others.
Public debate on biomass reaches critical mass in the Netherlands
Public opposition to biomass burning is based on a variety of negative impacts.