Publications & Insight
EU failed to consider environmental and social impacts of South American trade deal: complaint
The European Commission has ignored its legal obligation to ensure the trade agreement with the ‘Mercosur’ group of South American countries will not lead to social, economic, environmental degradation and human rights violations,...
Forest Watch 256 - June 2020
Forests and trade, Danish aid for biomass and what to expect from the German Presidency
EU-Mercosur deal increasingly under fire
As Europe seeks to lessen its responsibility for environmental and social harm, the Dutch Parliament adds another obstacle to the controversial EU-Mercosur trade deal.
Rescuing Cameroon’s Ebo forest could provide testing ground for local land use solutions
Donors should take note of well-considered alternative to forest conversion.
EU Climate Law report remains dangerously vague on the role of ‘negative emissions’
Positive elements in the new Draft report must not be thwarted by over-reliance on ‘negative emissions’.
Danish state aid case illustrates Commission’s biomass blind spot
Consideration of bioenergy’s external costs is fundamental for assessing compatibility of state aid.
Germany’s Corona EU Presidency – what impact on the world’s forests?
Germany has a chance to raise climate ambition and shape three important relationships.
EU Trade to consider action to improve the environment and human rights
The push to adopt enforceable sustainability measures, starting with the cocoa sector, is gaining momentum in DG Trade.
Europe’s Rich and Threatened Forest Biodiversity
This photo story reveals the beauty of European forest biodiversity and why it is so important for EU climate goals.
Photographs by Karl Adami.
Fern stands with the Black Lives Matter movement in the struggle for justice
A joint statement from all of us at Fern
Fern’s vision is a world in which environmental, social and economic justice is fully integrated at all levels. To achieve this, we work with partners to uncover and end the systemic...