Publications & Insight
What Climate Strategy for European Forests? Rethinking their contribution to climate neutrality
The European Union (EU) has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. This will require us to both drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase carbon dioxide removals. Many countries rely heavily on scenarios that...
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...
Tackling the global deforestation crisis - the urgent need for EU regulation of supply chains
Following the global outcry about the Amazon fires, Fern and the Fair Trade Advocacy Office organised a European Parliament event to discuss the European Union’s (EU) response and the urgent need to regulate EU agricultural supply chains.
NDCs and Forests - Taking Stock and Moving Ahead
2019 is a critical year for climate ambition and revisions of National Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Coordination SUD and Fern has hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue on NDCs and Forests: Taking Stock and Moving Ahead, on 1...
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?”
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...
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...
Potential of natural forest management and restoration in limiting warming to 1.5 degrees
To avoid catastrophic climate change in line with the Paris Agreement, all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we need to sequester more carbon dioxide (CO2) from the...