Europe's Dark Winter
How will people and forests survive the energy crisis?
COP27: Congo Basin countries must increase ambition to protect the world’s second green lung
The November 2022 Climate Change Conference (COP27), held in Egypt was the last milestone before the first Global Stocktake (GST) scheduled for 2023. The GST aims to assess the progress made in implementing Nationally Determined...
A carbon bomb in the heart of Europe
Will the EU biomass loophole give a lifeline to energy giant EPH’s coal power plants?
News, Briefing Notes
Fern’s analysis of the European Parliament's rapporteur's draft position on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
On 24 March 2022, the EP rapporteur Luxembourgish Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Christophe Hansen of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) released his draft report on the proposed EU Regulation on deforestation-free products. This short document is a follow up of Fern’s rapid assessment of the Commission’s proposal.
Six problems with BECCS
The ongoing Fit For 55 discussions aim to increase Europe’s ambition in the fight against climate change, including the role of land in contributing to these efforts. As part of a larger debate on the role of negative emissions to...
Using tariffs to incentivise sustainable palm oil
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The European Union (EU) and Indonesia have been negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), known as the Comprehensive Economic...
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A proposta da Comissão Europeia para um regulamento sobre produtos livres de desmatamento: uma nota explicativa
Em 17 de novembro de 2021, a Comissão Europeia divulgou sua proposta de regulamento relativo a produtos livres de desmatamento. O objetivo é evitar a entrada no mercado da União Europeia (UE) de certas commodities e produtos...
The Rights Path to Restoration
The world needs a great global forest restoration. But for that to work climatically, socially or ecologically it also needs a global restoration of land rights for forest dwellers. By Fred Pearce.
Including smallholders in EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests
In Mid-December 2021 the European Commission is due to release a regulatory proposal to minimise the European Union’s (EU) deforestation and forest degradation footprint. In advance of this draft proposal, six NGOs have come...