Central African Republic civil society counterbrief
On 21 December 2010 the government of the Central African Republic and the European Union signed a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement to tackle illegal logging. This briefing presents...
Local Civil Society Organisations join EU battle against illegal logging
This briefing note looking at what has been achieved so far by FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) finds that the EU has played a central role in ensuring various civil society groups are involved in the VPA negotiating...
Land Rights in Gabon, Facing Up to the Past - and Present
This report by land tenure specialist Liz Alden Wily documents the tenure situation in Gabon to inform, among others, ongoing discussions concerning FLEGT and REDD in the country. It starts by taking a historic look at Gabon. In...
Banking on carbon markets: Why the European Investment Bank got it wrong in the fight against climate change
This briefing provides an overview of the publicly documented involvement of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in support of failing carbon markets. It is based on a report by the organisations Counter Balance and Campagna per la...
Statement from NGOs on the EU Ecolabel and Asia Pulp and Paper
In 2006 the EU Ecolabel was awarded to two brands of photocopy paper – Golden Plus and Lucky Boss – produced by the Indonesian company Pindo Deli, a subsidiary of APP. In 2010, FERN published EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction...
Letter from Asia Pulp and Papers lawyer re: FERNs report on Pindo Deli
On 21 November 2011, FERN was sent the attached letter from APP's lawyers. We will not be removing the report EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction - the case of Pindo Deli from our site as we stand by the information in that...
O mercado de carbono não é a solução que promete ser para governos, florestas e populações do hemisfério sul
Muitos governos acreditam que o comércio de carbono gerará recursos consideraveis para a proteção e gestão 'sustentável' de florestas localizadas em seus países, através de iniciativas que proponham a Redução de Emissões por...
Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction?
This set of case studies from 2011 looking at how the REDD+ process has been experienced on the ground is a follow up to the June 2010 Accra Caucus on Forests and Climate Change report looking at countries preparing for...
O REDD+ e os mercados de carbono: Dez mitos detonados
Nos últimos quatro anos, as negociações das Nações Unidas sobre a Redução de Emissões por Desmatamento e Degradação Florestal (REDD+) têm se tornado cada vez mais importantes nas discussões globais sobre as mudanças climáticas....