Is REDD undermining FLEGT
With proper safeguards, FLEGT has the capacity to bring about real improvements in forest governance – but concerns have been raised that this could all be undermined by the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest...
Counting the cost: forest credits and their effect on carbon markets
A short briefing note looking at research into the impact of trading forest carbon credits on carbon markets, and the subsequent effect on forests and the climate.
From green ideals to REDD money
FERN briefing note detailing the history of Avoided Deforestation and Degradation and explaining the basic differences between the different country proposals on the table for Reduced Emissions of Deforestation and Forest...
Consultation requirements under FLEGT
A briefing note by a coalition of European NGOs which details what constitutes a proper consultation process for countries negotiating a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA)...
Avoiding Deforestation and Degradation: Walking the tightrope to success
A short briefing note which looks at how to ensure REDD schemes have a threefold purpose: to safeguard and enforce the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, to bring an end to great swathes of deforestation and to...
On Shaky Ground: The involvement of civil society in the preparatory stage of the FLEGT support project
Telapak and FERN follow up the implementation of the FLEGT Support Project. This EC-funded project aims to tackle illegal logging and promote the role of forests in the sustainable development of Indonesia.
Previous briefings in...
Finding solutions to illegal logging: civil society and the FLEGT Support Project
FERN and Telapak outline the possibilities and limitations of the FLEGT Support Project - an EC-funded project aimed at tackling illegal logging and promoting the role of forests within Indonesia's sustainable development
Forest Loss and Human Health
Briefing focusing on the interdependence between forests and human health and reflects these concerns in the policies, programmes and projects of the EU.
Principles for FLEGT Partnership agreements
FERN, Greenpeace and WWF's joint briefing highlighting minimum requirements governments should include in the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) partnership agreements with producer countries to control illegal...