Publications & Insight
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.
Les ONG appellent a une stratégie de collaboration avec les pays producteurs soutenant la mise en œuvre du règlement sur les produits liés à la déforestation
Ce vendredi 22 avril 2022, un groupe d'organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG) incluant Fern s'est adressé aux Ministres des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération et développement international, aux Ministres de...
News, Briefing Notes
Fern’s analysis of the European Parliament's rapporteur's draft position on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
On 24 March 2022, the EP rapporteur Luxembourgish Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Christophe Hansen of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) released his draft report on the proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products. This short document is a follow up of Fern’s rapid assessment of the Commission’s proposal.
Forest Watch 274 - April 2022
The impact of Putin’s war on Ukraine reverberates throughout EU actions and policies; Parliament report on the deforestation-free regulation.
News, Forest Watch
Parliament report on the Regulation on deforestation-free products takes on some concerns of producer country smallholders and NGOs
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have listened to some of the concerns about the Regulation, but key requests, such as a fair price, remain in suspense.