In July 2019, Fern brought together ten distinguished thinkers in the fields of forests, indigenous and community rights, and European Union (EU) policies.
We are publishing the most salient points in this new discussion document What’s next for forests and rights. As we met under the Chatham House Rule, we have not disclosed the identities of those who made the comments.
We are publishing the report to inform the thinking of those working to protect forests and the rights of the people who depend on them. By identifying future trends, we hope to help the wider forest movement to be more efficient.
These discussions were not intended to be exhaustive, but a catalyst encouraging others to share their thinking, as we believe that collectively we make each other stronger.