Publications & Insight
Global deforestation becoming one of the top issues in the European elections
In the run-up to elections, various initiatives underscore intense public concern regarding the role of EU consumption in causing deforestation.
Commission presidency candidate says he would tackle human rights abuses in EU imports
Manfred Weber promises to ensure that the EU acts on child labour in supply chains
Huge illegal forest trade deal in Democratic Republic of Congo: urgent EU action is required
The EU must react swiftly to defend forest governance and uphold the EU Timber Regulation.
Funders must rethink the false agro-industrial park solution
International funders must stop providing cover to harmful agri-business parks, and prioritise community rights and forests while there is still time.
Forest offsets: California on the brink of a serious mistake
Six MEPs familiar with carbon markets urge California to reject forestry offset standard.
Responsible Investment for Sustainable, Deforestation-free Agricultural Supply chains - Which EU policies do we need?
Together with Aidenvironment & Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Fern organised on May 6 an event on
“Responsible Investment into Sustainable, Deforestation-free Supply chains – Which EU policies do we need?”
What is bioenergy? A global problem
Bioenergy may sound green, but it often means burning forests for energy. This is neither sustainable nor climate-friendly. Burning wood releases carbon dioxide, just like burning coal, but felling forests to feed the furnaces...
Forestry emissions and the EU’s risky LULUCF debate
Proposed changes in the way the EU accounts for land use and land use change (LULUCF) emissions are scientifically flawed and could lead to dangerous global warming.
Healthy forests are crucial to achieving the Paris Agreement’s...
Europe's trail-blazing tropical forest policy is working
In Ghana, Liberia and Central African Republic, benefits are starting to flow to forest communities for the first time
Slovakia – Up in Flames
He said he was a forest ranger. But he leaped out of an unmarked car and showed no ID before shouting at us and waving a heavy stick menacingly in our faces. The three of us, enjoying the afternoon sun on a short stroll through the woods, were trespassing in the Poloniny National Park, he said – a criminal activity. He harangued us for 15 minutes as we retraced our steps back to the main road. In Slovakia, the heavy machinery of logging companies is allowed inside its national parks – their work was all around us. But walkers often are not.