Publications & Insight
Historic vote on no longer burning trees for energy needs to be defended
For the first time, a major EU regulatory body has concluded that one of the EU’s most climate-wrecking policies of the last decade - incentivising the burning of forests in the name of renewable energy - has to stop.
2022 Forest Governance Forum
On 24 May 2022 at 09:30 - 11:00 (UTC+1), join Fern for the event Building on COP26 to Promote Inclusive and Ambitious Climate Action. It will take place at the 13th Forest Governance Forum (FGF) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo,...
Keeping bioenergy out of REPower EU
Letter sent to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Executive Vice President for the Green Deal Frans Timmermans, and EU Commissioners Janusz Wojciechowski, Kadri Simson, Stella Kyriakides and Virginijus...
Expert meeting on the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products
Tuesday 24 May, 17:30 - 20:30 (Brussels - CET)
- At Press Club Brussels Europe (in person, from 17:30) - Online (starting from 18:00)
Kindly note that registration is obligatory for both in person...
Forest Watch 275 - May 2022
The EU’s opportunities to tackle climate change ... and Brazil’s plans for the Amazon
Blogs, Forest Watch
Forests and Indigenous land rights will be key in Brazil’s upcoming general election
Pierre-Jean Sol Brasier’s visit to Brazil offers insights about the stakes of the path to be chosen next October.
News, Forest Watch
European biomass industry confirms it is burning large amounts of “low-quality stemwood” (tree trunks)
The world’s climate and biodiversity are in a perilous state; there is no time to waste: the EU must ensure the revised Renewable Energy Directive discourages forest destruction.
News, Forest Watch
Parliament could still push for ambitious forest climate policy
The Commission is proposing to amend its land use, land use change and forestry regulation to achieve climate goals, but other political and private actors must stop seeking out loopholes.
In recent years, Fern has supported journalists in forested countries to report on critical issues facing their nations’ forests. A remarkable investigative journalism project in Liberia is continuing that tradition.