Publications & Insight
The Rights Path
The world needs a great global forest restoration. But to succeed, it will require the restoration of the rights of forest dwellers: the people who know forests best and have the most reason to defend and nurture them, says Fred Pearce, award-winning writer and Fern board member.
Direct threat to Indigenous territories of Mato Grosso and Brazil
Cuiabá, June, 22nd 2020
Civil society organisations are concerned about Brazilian State Bill 17/2020, proposed by the governor of Mato Grosso, Mauro Mendes. Contradicting the federal legislation, this Bill authorises the...
Annual Report 2019
The world’s forests, and the rights of many who depend on them, remained under assault in 2019.
These attacks came from many directions: from the erosion of environmental and human rights protections in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, to the Amazon fires; from the EU’s devastating bioenergy policy, to its raft of Free Trade Agreements with forested countries to increase our insatiable consumption of products that drive deforestation; from a lack of secure tenure rights for people depending on forests for their survival, to failures of transparency and accountability in the forest sector…
A União Europeia não levou na devida consideração os impactos ambientais e sociais do acordo comercial com a América do Sul: queixa é apresentada
A Comissão Europeia ignorou sua obrigação legal de garantir que o acordo comercial com o grupo “Mercosul” de países da América do Sul não gere degradação social, econômica e ambiental e violações de direitos humanos, destaca uma...
EU-Mercosur deal increasingly under fire
As Europe seeks to lessen its responsibility for environmental and social harm, the Dutch Parliament adds another obstacle to the controversial EU-Mercosur trade deal.
O acordo comercial entre a União Europeia e o Mercosul – o que é e o que pode significar para as florestas e os direitos humanos?
Em junho de 2019, a União Europeia (UE) e o Mercosul (Brasil, Paraguai, Argentina e Uruguai) anunciaram que haviam chegado a um acordo "de princípio" em torno do conteúdo de um acordo comercial bilateral negociado há mais de 20...