Is REDD undermining FLEGT
With proper safeguards, FLEGT has the capacity to bring about real improvements in forest governance – but concerns have been raised that this could all be undermined by the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest...
Counting the cost: forest credits and their effect on carbon markets
A short briefing note looking at research into the impact of trading forest carbon credits on carbon markets, and the subsequent effect on forests and the climate.
FERN position on FSC
A FERN statement outlining our reasons for continuing our FSC membership and the policies and actions that would lead to us handing in this membership.
Buying a Sustainable Future, timber procurement policies in the EU
This report analyses the different timber procurement policies of six EU Member States and Japan. The report shows that although there is some variation between the different policies, there are also many similarities. The...
Avoiding solutions: How Export Credit Agencies help companies that continue to evade tax
This briefing note shows the folly of G-20 plans to increase ECAs’ capacity without ensuring they bring in regulations aimed at halting their support for companies that take advantage of tax avoidance loopholes such as offshore...
From Rome to Lisbon: a guide to the EU and its role in developing trade and investment agreements
Liberalising investments with the aim of opening markets appears to be incompatible with sustainable development of resource-based activities. FERN has therefore published a briefing note, “From Rome to Lisbon,” a guide to the...
The EU - India FTA
A new FERN funded report by Kavaljit Singh on the EU-India Free Trade Agreement with a strong focus on the banking sector. The report asks the question who benefits from FTAs and shows that opening up India for European banks can...
Powering Europe sustainably
A discussion paper looking at the role that biomass could play in meeting Europe's energy needs.
Cutting corners: World Bank’s forest and carbon fund fails forests and peoples
How the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is failing forests and peoples.
From green ideals to REDD money
FERN briefing note detailing the history of Avoided Deforestation and Degradation and explaining the basic differences between the different country proposals on the table for Reduced Emissions of Deforestation and Forest...