The new EU multi-annual financial framework: What’s in it for tropical forests and local livelihoods?
Community based forestry can help countries and local communities to manage forests sustainably and equitably in tropical countries. But will the new EU multi-annual financial framework be fit...
Missing pathways: resilient land solutions in the EU long-term strategy
What role do forests, land and food systems play in limiting warming to 1.5 degrees? And what can the EU do about it?The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees...
Soya and deforestation in Latin America: an avoidable crisis. What is the responsibility of EU policy for loss of biodiversity and social conflicts in Latin America?
The Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, Fern, and Mighty Earth, are organising a discussion on the topic of ‘Soya and deforestation in Latin America: an avoidable crisis. What is the responsibility of EU policy for...
Paving the way: learning from Ghana’s VPA process to help meet cocoa commitments
This short note presents a summary of some of the main lessons drawn from a Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 side event looking at how successes in Ghana’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement process could be brought into the cocoa...
Achieving the 1.5 Target with Forests: What Role for the EU? - Panel event
By endorsing the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has made a commitment to halt deforestation and forest degradation and protect carbon sinks and storage. The efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees will also require fores...
Loophole after loophole, is LULUCF Regulation limping toward a dead-end?
The European Parliament’s plenary vote, 13 September 2017, on how EU nations account for emissions from their land and forest sectors (LULUCF Regulation) was disheartening. The European People’s Party (EPP) proposed last-minute...
Minutes of Community Forestry Workshop: Brussels, 3–4 April 2014
These are the minutes of the Community Forestry Workshop, organised by Fern in Brussels on 3 and 4 April 2014. The meeting brought together participants from 30 countries to share their understanding and experience of community...
Conference: Protecting forests, respecting rights
On 30 March 2015, Fern hosted a conference looking at how to develop an EU Action Plan on Deforestation. This is important as the EU's consumption of agricultural commodities and timber has resulted in the destruction of at least...
Nature is not for sale!
This event on 2 June 2014 at the Regent’s Park Hub was the second forum on the natural commons. It was split into two discussions. The first considered new directions in conservation and took a closer look at ‘value’ and...
Illegal logging, governance and trade: 2005 Joint NGO conference
FERN, Greenpeace and WWF report on the 7 April 2005 conference on illegal logging and related trade. The conference, The 2005 Joint NGO conference on illegal logging, governance and trade, was a resounding success, with delegates...