European Ombudsman: Commission must answer questions over failure to consider environmental, social impacts of South American trade deal
The European Ombudsman has opened an inquiry into the EU Commission’s trade agreement with the ‘Mercosur’ group of South American countries.
This follows a complaint from several NGOs alleging that the Commission ignored its...
Forest Watch 257 - July 2020
Is burning biomass finished in the Netherlands, Indonesia-EU trade and more…
COP26 must insist on the right solutions for people and nature
Climate urgency requires that Parties avoid the carbon market pitfalls and focus on protecting and restoring nature.
Black Lives Matter: Listening to those on the front-line
Fern has compiled a list of material on equity and inclusion, which helps inform and guide our work. We hope it will also benefit others.
Public debate on biomass reaches critical mass in the Netherlands
Public opposition to biomass burning is based on a variety of negative impacts.
An update on the Indonesia-EU trade agreement
Indonesia and EU negotiators are continuing trade discussions. The EU must ensure respect for human rights and environment.
As the EU moves towards due diligence in supply chains, can we ensure communities are heard?
Can momentum for cleaning up the EU’s supply chains avoid reinforcing the injustices that helped to cause the problem?
Ending imported destruction: How EU due diligence regulations could protect forests and people
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Fern and the Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) Working Group of the European Parliament, a cross-party group of Members if the European Parliament (MEPs), co-organised the event to discuss...
Can tree planting solve climate change?
Tree planting schemes have always been popular, but never more so than today, where they are frequently promoted as a proposed solution to the climate crisis. There is a long, painful history of bad tree plantation projects,...