Publications & Insight
Historic vote on no longer burning trees for energy needs to be defended
For the first time, a major EU regulatory body has concluded that one of the EU’s most climate-wrecking policies of the last decade - incentivising the burning of forests in the name of renewable energy - has to stop.
Forum sur la Gouvernance Forestière - Mai 2022
Le mardi 24 mai 2022 à 09h30 – 11h00 (UTC+1), rejoignez-nous pour l’évènement de Fern S’appuyer sur la COP26 pour promouvoir une action climatique inclusive et ambitieuse, au 13ème Forum sur la Gouvernance Forestière (FGF) à...
Keeping bioenergy out of REPower EU
Letter sent to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Executive Vice President for the Green Deal Frans Timmermans, and EU Commissioners Janusz Wojciechowski, Kadri Simson, Stella Kyriakides and Virginijus...
Forest Watch 275 - May 2022
The EU’s opportunities to tackle climate change ... and Brazil’s plans for the Amazon
Blogs, Forest Watch
Forests and Indigenous land rights will be key in Brazil’s upcoming general election
Pierre-Jean Sol Brasier’s visit to Brazil offers insights about the stakes of the path to be chosen next October.
News, Forest Watch
European biomass industry confirms it is burning large amounts of “low-quality stemwood” (tree trunks)
The world’s climate and biodiversity are in a perilous state; there is no time to waste: the EU must ensure the revised Renewable Energy Directive discourages forest destruction.
News, Forest Watch
Parliament could still push for ambitious forest climate policy
The Commission is proposing to amend its land use, land use change and forestry regulation to achieve climate goals, but other political and private actors must stop seeking out loopholes.
In recent years, Fern has supported journalists in forested countries to report on critical issues facing their nations’ forests. A remarkable investigative journalism project in Liberia is continuing that tradition.
A step in the right direction
The EU’s climate and human rights ambitions have long been thwarted by its free trade policies. The Commission is now showing signs of rectifying this, but it has some way to go say eight leading NGOs.
Op ed from Swedish NGOs about the EU's law to tackle deforestation
The European Parliament and Council are currently debating changes to the Commission’s proposal for a Deforestation-free products regulation. Swedish NGOs originally published this article in the Swedish Media to call out the negative role that their country is playing, weakening the regulation and urging them to unite with other Member States in the fight against global deforestation and forest degradation.