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Adoption of EU regulation of deforestation-free supply chains
Explanations and views from partners
The European Commission leaves the door open for industry to regulate removing carbon - and ignores reality
Today, the European Commission published its proposal for a regulation on carbon removals – activities and products that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Fern believes it is not just ineffective but harmful.
Crunch time for EU deforestation law
The Swedish government is trying to undermine the EU’s landmark deforestation law so that it can continue exploiting the Sámi people's land, says Lina Burnelius - International Coordinator for Protect the Forests Sweden and Elle Merete Omma - Head of EU Unit for the Saami Council.
209 Civil Society Organisations say: EU trade deals must not undermine democratic rights
In order to bypass criticism by some EU governments and parliaments, the European Commission wants to change the voting process for upcoming trade agreements with Mexico, Chile and the Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina,...
Forest Governance 6 - November 2022
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In September, Fern’s civil society partners from the Congo Basin, West Africa and South East Asia came to Brussels to talk with policymakers about deforestation’s impact - on landscapes as well as...
Deforestation Regulation: Ivorian farmers' low income from cocoa is a human rights issue
The low income that Ivorian farmers earn producing cocoa is a human rights issue which the EU’s deforestation regulation must address, says Bakary Traoré.
EU deforestation regulation must strengthen the FLEGT process and producer countries’ own efforts to combat deforestation
The EU’s deforestation regulation must strengthen the FLEGT process and producer countries’ own efforts to combat deforestation, says Justin Kamga, Coordinator of Cameroonian NGO Forêts et Développement Rural (Foder).
Deforestation Regulation: FLEGT’s achievements must be saved at all costs
FLEGT’s achievements must be saved at all costs, says Christian Mounzéo of Rencontre pour la paix et les droits de l’homme (RPDH), Republic of Congo.
Forest Watch 280 - November 2022
What COP27 means for forests, FSC takes a leap backwards and news from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Vietnam
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COP27: Despite timid progress, implementation is off track for forests and forest peoples’ rights
Sharm El-Sheikh is the last stop for forest commitments to get back on course; local and Indigenous communities and their civil society partners must take part in the solutions at hand.