Fern cautiously welcomes the EU and Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement
On 18 November, a significant milestone was reached in the fight to protect Vietnam’s forests.The EU and Vietnam agreed ‘in principle’ on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) , establishing a legal framework promoting legal...
Where are forests in Europe’s plans to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality?
In September 2015, after the largest consultation in the history of the United Nations, more than 150 world leaders agreed on a new agenda to “free the human race from the tyranny of poverty”.
The Sustainable Developments Goals (...
Video Blog: Why forests are at risk in Liberia and how to plant the seeds of change
Illegal logging is reducing globally, but deforestation continues as land is cleared for commercial agriculture. In Liberia, oil palm concessions were welcomed by the Government as a means to create jobs and infrastructure after...
Academics document FLEGT VPA successes
The EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process has been remarkably effective in improving governance and combatting illegal logging in Indonesia and Ghana. This is the conclusion of an academic paper that...
FLEGT review should revitalise the fight against illegal logging
The independent review of the EU’s flagship forest policy – the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan – was released by the European Commission on 4 May, with Fern highlighting the positive impact it has...
Europe's trail-blazing tropical forest policy is working
In Ghana, Liberia and Central African Republic, benefits are starting to flow to forest communities for the first time
Comment le FLEGT fait la différence en RCA
Un des premiers défis du gouvernement de transition de la République centrafricaine a été de rédiger une nouvelle constitution. Pour la première fois, beaucoup de communautés forestières ont été consultées sur l’avenir de leur...
Robinson Djeukam Njinga
Robinson Djeukam Njinga, notre cher ami et collègue, activiste et avocat pour la justice environnementale et sociale au Cameroun, est décédé subitement le 19 Aout 2015 dans un hôpital de Yaoundé.