Publications & Insight
25 years of building alliances to save the forests
Scot Quaranda of Dogwood Alliance chronicles how Fern has protected forests and peoples’ rights from the heart of Europe for 25 years.
Five EU forest trends to watch out for in 2020
In 2019, forests and forest peoples’ rights rose up the global political – and spiritual - agenda, and the EU made high profile commitments to protect forests abroad and at home as part of their European Green Deal. But will 2020 see such commitments turned into action? Here are five questions we hope to give positive answers to at the end of the year.
EU member states support EU regulatory measures to tackle deforestation
Brussels – December 16: EU Member States have just released their official reaction to the Commission’s Communication on stepping up EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests. They “request” the Commission to...
Forest Watch 251 - December 2019
European Green Deal offers hope for the future of forests
METTRE FIN À LA CORRUPTION, AMÉLIORER LA GOUVERNANCE FORESTIÈRE : POURQUOI CELA EST-IL IMPORTANT ?
Les pays disposant de ressources naturelles abondantes souffrent souvent d’une corruption endémique et d’une faible redevabilité. Ces problèmes de gouvernance sont non seulement préjudiciables à la protection des forêts et de la...
Le Pacte vert pour l’Europe offre un espoir pour l’avenir des forêts
Le 11 décembre, la Commission européenne, désormais dirigée par l'ancienne ministre allemande de la Défense, Ursula von der Leyen, a publié sa proposition tant attendue d'un Pacte vert (Green Deal) pour l’Europe. Ce pacte comprend...
Estonian Forest NGOs under pressure after challenging government forestry decision
Estonian environmental NGOs have had enough of being outgunned as they stand up to a mighty timber industry and some of its powerful government friends. In November 2019, several environmental NGOs sent a letter to the Minister of...
New research shows harvesting increases are damaging forests
We are already missing our forest-health targets, climate action needs to protect our forests, not endanger them.
Green Deal could be a springboard for ambitious forest action
Brussels, December 11 – The European Commission’s proposed Green Deal contains two standalone forest initiatives, indicating that EU politicians understand how close forests are to Europeans’ hearts. But poor implementation could...
Europe’s National Energy and Climate Plans to 2030: Are they fit for purpose?
The National Energy and Climate Plans, due to be published by the end of 2019 will determine whether and how we limit global heating to 1.5 degrees.
Fern has conducted an analysis of the plans of five Member States – Sweden,...