Publications & Insight
Time to end impunity in Congo’s forest sector
The rights of forest communities in the Republic of Congo continue to be violated with impunity, a recent report by the Organisation Congolaise des Droits de l’Homme (OCDH) has concluded.
These violations are happening despite...
LULUCF discussed in European Parliament
The European Parliament hosted an event organised by Fern on 16 February on how best to tackle land use and forests in the EU’s climate and energy package.
Panellists from the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC),...
EU and Member States must get serious about private sector activities
A new report by Greenpeace has shown how Socfin (Société Financière des Caoutchoucs), a leading palm oil plantation company working in Africa for decades, threatens forests, community livelihoods, unique ecosystems, and efforts to...
News in brief - March 2016
A group of more than 50 international organisations have written to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández to demand an independent international investigation into the murder on 3 March of the environmental and indigenous...
EU forest management found to contribute to global warming
Despite increasing in surface area, European forests store less carbon than they did 250 years ago, leaving a carbon debt of 3.1 petagrams of carbon (11.4 billion tonnes of CO2), a recently published article in Science Magazine cl...
Comment now: Four EU public consultations relevant to forests
Public consultations are important for incorporating public input into EU policymaking. Currently four consultations relevant to forests are underway, and Fern encourages ForestWatch readers to register their views.
Dutch struggle over biomass is heating up
Since last year, the Dutch government has come under fire over its climate and energy policy. The main issue: a total phase out of coal and biomass co-firing.
In June 2015, a Dutch court ordered the state to reduce CO2 emissions...
International groups demand investigation into Berta Cáceres murder
A group of more than 50 international organisations have written to the Honduran President to demand an independent international investigation into last week’s killing of the environmental and indigenous rights campaigner Berta...
Is DRC planning to lift moratorium and open world’s second largest rainforest to industrial logging?
A group of national and international NGOs, including Fern, have issued a statementwarning that plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo to lift a moratorium on new logging concessions threatens to cause environmental...