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Historic legal win against corporate bullying in Paris
French company Bolloré loses palm oil defamation case on appeal; the case highlights the community struggle against corporate heavyweights – and why voluntary standards don’t work.
EU Development Budget: will the Council build on Parliament’s bold stance?
The European Parliament has given unambiguous support to the climate and the environment. Now Member States must follow suit.
50+ forest experts and NGOs ask EU candidates to stand for forests
Ahead of European elections, the Forest Pledge is a reminder of what truly counts.
Bringing community forestry to the next level: A review of European support in the Congo Basin
In the past two decades, community forestry has yielded uneven results in the Congo Basin. The initial goal - enabling local communities to benefit directly from forest management - is not yet a reality. Problems include uneven...
Imagine a world without forests…
In 2017 we lost more tropical trees than in almost any year on record caused in part by EU investment in and imports of timber, palm oil, soy, beef, paper, cocoa and other commodities.
In memory of our partner Patrice Passe Sanand
Fern is deeply saddened by the passing of Patrice Passe Sanand, former coordinator of the platform for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and the Environment (GDRNE), which took place on Saturday 16 March 2019 in Bangui,...
Greta’s message is clear: don’t keep calm and don’t carry on
Forests can help safeguard our children’s futures
Community forestry in Liberia
In a world where communities have less access and ownership to land and forests, what happens when forests are too small to commercially log?
This report documents three community stories, showing how they have tried to benefit...
Fern's submission to the EU Consultation on how to step up action against deforestation
In December 2018, the European Commission announced plans to “step up European Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation”. A new Commission Communication is foreseen in the second quarter of 2019 to “develop a more...
Fern’s offices will be closed on March 15 in solidarity with the school #Strike4Climate movement
Last summer, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year old Swedish girl started a lone strike outside of the Swedish Parliament to protest against lack of action on climate change. She had one simple ask, for the Swedish government to come up...