Publications & Insight
Forests are being threatened by industry-sponsored scientific confusion and short-term political thinking
Will the European Commission scrap public subsidies and regulations that reward the burning of forest biomass for energy, or give in to industry and several Member States’ pressure to keep incentivising forest destruction?
The draft EU Forest Strategy holds real promise, but can the European Commission stand up to the forest industry?
The EU Forest Strategy leaked in June 2021, appears to show that, rather than bowing to the logging industry, the European Commission is trying to steer a new path for forests, one where the EU is able to monitor forests and...
Progress towards strong forest governance in Voluntary Partnership Agreement countries 2018-2020
Tropical forests and those who depend on them are at greatest risk where their governance is weak. The Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) that the EU - and, post-Brexit, the UK independently - establishes with forested...
The Forest Strategy must support people, nature and the climate, and not bow to industry pressure
This is statement signed by four pan European networks and 67 organisations from 20 countries across Europe calling on the European Commission to ensure the Forest Strategy supports people, nature and the climate.
A brief guide to the European Union
What is the European Union (EU), how does it work and, most importantly how can activists, civil society representatives and NGOs influence EU decisions and policies?
These are the questions answered by our new EU guide, written...
Pandemics, pets & packaging: why paper reduction needs to be at the forefront of forest campaigners’ minds
By Luisa Colasimone, Coordinator, Environmental Paper Network International
I would have never imagined that a pandemic would reveal the difficulties of reconciling my love of pets with my love for forests.
As the happy roommate...
Why bioenergy is not a climate solution
Tackling the climate crisis requires sustainable, just solutions. Burning wood that comes directly from the forest (primary forest biomass) releases vast emissions. Yet the industry has boomed in the last decade, leading...
What to expect when you’re forest campaigning: Upcoming EU Forest policy developments
Julia Christian, Fern’s host of the Forest Movement Europe
If it weren’t for the pandemic, this week would have seen forest activists from across Europe getting together in southern France to celebrate 30+ years of the Forest...