Publications & Insight
Brazil’s Supreme Court decision on land rights immediately undermined by its far-right legislative body
Despite Lula’s positive efforts, the Bolsonarist assault on Indigenous rights continues.
Ghana ready to issue licences to guarantee that exported timber is legally produced
A decade of work from Ghana’s government, non-governmental organisations, industry and the EU is finally coming to a head and it looks like FLEGT-licensed timber will soon be being exported.
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Commission lay groundwork for the Deforestation Regulation
Having set aside differences, Indonesia, Malaysia and the EU are defining topics to advance implementation of the EU Regulation on deforestation-free products.
Conflicting and incomplete datasets underscore the need to harmonise forest monitoring
Biodiversity, climate and ecosystems policies rely on complete forest data, so it’s time for a forest monitoring law to ensure such data exists.
Final EU Renewable Energy Directive will continue driving forest destruction, but national lawmakers can limit the damage
Despite repeated warnings from scientists, doctors, NGOs, and EU citizens about its dire consequences for forests and air quality, the final version of the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) which was adopted today, will...
"Green Gold" - a board game on land use and climate change
In 2019, Fern worked with a game designer to create “Green Gold” - a board game to show the complex issues that need to be considered when thinking about how best to tackle the climate crisis through improved land use. It is set...
Forest Watch 288 - September 2023
MEPs vote on packaging, mining for the green economy and forests' future...
European Parliament recognises importance of community consent in rush for critical materials - but leaves a glaring loophole
The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA).
This Act aims to secure the strategically and economically vital raw materials needed for the green energy and digital...
African communities are protesting against offsetting – but the Commission and UAE still rush to establish an African Carbon Market
Despite everyone’s better judgment, carbon credit games continue – putting community rights in danger as 10 per cent of Liberia is put up for sale.