Publications & Insight
Forest Watch FLEGT VPA Update June 2015
A decade of VPAs: where have we been, where do we go? Every six months, Fern produces an update looking at the present situation with regards the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, with a...
Deadly price of activism
On May 23, 2015, it was reported that Jopi Peranginangin, an Indonesian activist “who opposed unbridled palm oil expansion,” was stabbed to death in Jakarta (the motive is not yet clear). Four days later a report emerged of a...
Sarawak Chief Minister’s fine words on forest corruption must lead to action
Sarawak state government actions do not match recent statements made by Adenan Satem, Taib Mahmud’s successor as Chief Minister of Sarawak since March 2014. In May 2015, Satem reiterated his commitment (FW199) to take on...
News in brief - issue 205
As Fern pointed out in last month’s ForestWatch, four important EU consultations are now open. For a brief explanation of each consultation, please refer to FW204.
Consultation on the evaluation of the EU Timber Regulation (EUT...
Protéger les forêts, respecter les droits: Les possibilités d’action de l’UE pour lutter contre la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts
Ce rapport est la synthèse de 11 rapports réalisés par Fern au sur l’impact des politiques de l’UE sur les forêts et les peuples. Ces rapports rassemblent un certain nombre de recommandations destinées à aider l’UE à lutter contre...
Who takes the credit? REDD+ in a post-2020 UN climate agreement
This briefing note addresses the risks that could arise if Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) were to be included in an international climate agreement. Specifically, it looks at ‘double-counting’,...
Could the Central African Republic's forests be a way forward?
Conflict in the CAR is allowing illegal deforestation to rise, but turning that around could help bring lasting peace