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....
Strategies to Prevent Illegal Logging
This article was written by Saskia Ozinga and Hannah Mowat for the second edition of "A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy." It compares the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT),...
An end to forest offsets
This manual was put together by the partners of the Grundtvig Learning Partnership “Forests and climate protection – merging topics in environmental education”. It provides background information for developing new approaches in...
FERN position paper: The new Forest Strategy
The EU Forestry Strategy adopted in 1998, acted as a response to concerns about the lack of coherence and coordination between national forest policies and other forest related EU policies. Though the non-legally binding Forestry...
Flows of biomass to and from the EU
This new report shows that the quantity of wood required to satisfy the European Union’s 20-20-20 target is likely to be too large to be met by increased production within the EU. Member States will have to rely on importing wood...
Central America’s first VPA? Perspectives on FLEGT in Honduras
In early April 2011, and following some initial contacts between Honduras and the European Union (EU) in mid-2010, a series of meetings and workshops were held in Honduras with the objective to explore the potential negotiation of...
Forest Governance and the Voluntary Partnership Agreement: Deepening forest sector reform in Liberia
On 9 May 2011 the government of Liberia and the European Union (EU) signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The aim of the agreement is to improve forest governance by tackling the problem...
Projetado para fracassar? Os conceitos, práticas e controvérsias por trás do comércio de carbono.
Estamos lançando o mundo numa experiência vasta, sem precedentes, e o aquecimento global já é uma realidade. Os climatólogos alertam: se não reduzirmos maciçamente nosso uso de combustíveis fósseis, começando ...
FERN statement to the Forest Stewardship Council on withdrawing FERNs membership
In a position paper presented to the FSC General Assembly in 2008, FERN and other FSC members from the environmental and economic chamber highlighted the changes necessary for the FSC to regain and retain its credibility. In 2009,...