Publications & Insight
Companies need governments to stop deforestation
The world’s forests are still being destroyed to make way for industrial-scale agriculture despite many companies pledging to eliminate deforestation from supply chains for products, such as palm oil, timber, cocoa and rubber. A...
Finnish LULUCF proposal proves contentious
Experts and NGOs have challenged Finland’s blunt, controversial proposal that would allow countries to ignore carbon dioxide emissions from increased wood harvesting, thereby undermining the Commission’s original LULUCF proposal...
FAO sends out the wrong message on international forests day
More than 40 NGOs, including Fern, expressed dismay at the message that “wood is the fuel of the future”, which the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) chose as its theme for the International Day of Forests on...
News in Brief April 2017
As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the EU, NGOs working on forest issues, including Fern, have formed the UK NGO Forest Coalition to ensure the UK continues to work actively on forest issues post-Brexit. On the International...
NGOs call on MEPs to vote in favour of the own initiative report on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests
Twelve NGOs have come together to ask MEPs to vote in favour of the own initiative report on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests on 4 April. The NGOs particularly welcome the call for an EU Action Plan on Deforestation and...
Company promises: How businesses are meeting commitments to end deforestation
This report follows a spate of recent work examining company commitments to reduce or end their role in deforestation. What makes this report different is that it looks at the issue from the companies’ perspective, asking them why...
Celebrating forests by burning them is the wrong road, say 46 NGOs
The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has chosen to use the International Day of Forests 2017 to promote the use of wood for energy, calling forests “nature’s power house”. Forests are precious ecosystems and well worth...
Lutter contre lexploitation illégale des forêts au Ghana: pourquoi la société civile fait pression pour obtenir la mise en œuvre dun APV
Je rentre tout juste d'une tournée politique de deux semaines à travers l'Europe, au cours de laquelle j'ai rendu visite à des décideurs politiques travaillant sur le plan d'action de l'UE pour l'application de la législation...
Pour des Accords de Partenariat Volontaires (APV) au service des Forêts, des Peuples et du Climat Recommandations de la société civile sur le futur des APV
Alors que les décideurs de l'Union européenne (UE) et des pays producteurs de bois se penchent sur l'avenir du plan d'action FLEGT et de ses Accords de partenariat volontaire (APV), des organisations et des plateformes de la...