Publications & Insight
NGOs call for FLEGT Action Plan to be strengthened
A group of NGOs, including Fern, has issued a briefing paper calling on the EU to strengthen the measures contained in the FLEGT Action Plan as a way of tackling illegal logging. The briefing is the NGOs’ contribution to the...
Going beyond 40% - options to ensure LULUCF maintains high environmental integrity of the EU climate and energy package
As the ratification process for the Paris Climate Agreement begins, a new study produced by the Oeko-Institut for Fern has shown how the EU’s new policy on land and forests could help it to be more ambitious on its climate change...
LULUCF: what would a good proposal look like?
As the ratification process for the Paris Climate Agreement begins, a new Fern briefing has shown how the EU’s new policy on land and forests could help it to be more ambitious on its climate change targets, and set a positive...
EU must act urgently on FLEGT and deforestation
On the occasion on International Day of Forests, nine NGOs, including Fern, urged the EU to step up the implementation of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan.
The NGOs made their call for the...
FLEGT: Council takes a more balanced view
At its meeting on 14 March, the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council expressed strong support for the EU FLEGT Action Plan when discussing the EU Court of Auditors’ critical report on FLEGT.In its draft conclusions, the Council...
EU’s illegal logging legislation bares its teeth
Three years after it came in to force, the EU regulation prohibiting illegal timber imports (EUTR) publicly showed its teeth this month. The Netherlands and Sweden each formally and publicly notified wood-importing companies that...
Jumbo thumbs-down for aviation offsetting plan
As the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) met in Utrecht on 4 and 5 April to discuss its response to climate change, more than 80 international organisations, including Fern, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and...
Destructive palm oil imports in the spotlight
France's plans to impose an additional tax on palm oil used in food moved a step closer as its lower house of parliament approved the levy on 18 March 2016.
The National Assembly approved a tax of 30 euros per tonne starting in...
Funders get cold feet as Honduras intimidation continues
Two weeks after the murder of Honduran environmental and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres (FW213), two leading European funders have suspended their backing for the controversial dam project that she campaigned against.