Publications & Insight
Moving toward an EU action plan on deforestation
At a high-level event in November organized by WWF, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, declared for the first time that the Commission will consider developing an EU action plan to halt deforestation.
He said the...
Coal’s hidden ‘double whammy’: 12 million hectares of forest at risk
A forest area larger than Portugal is at risk from coal mining worldwide, a report released by Fern during the Paris climate change talks reveals.
Using Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping technology to overlay data for...
How LULUCF could increase mitigation ambition in EU
As the European Commission enters the final stages of deciding how to integrate Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) in the EU Climate and Energy package for 2021-2030, Fern has released a report showing that this can...
Pope’s visit reminds the world of CAR’s needs
Pope Francis’s historic visit to Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, on 30 November 2015 is a powerful message to the international community to extend a strong hand to a deeply divided and torn country.
Dutch scientists’ message on biomass should be heard throughout EU
The Netherlands has much to fear from climate change and rising sea levels, but is the worst-performing country in Europe on climate and energy targets – even bringing new coal plants into operation in recent years. Ahead of the...
Vital EU support to rights defenders in Central Africa
With the critical support of the EU, a consortium of NGOs has set up a fund to protect and assist environmental activists and human rights defenders in four Central African countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon and...
AFR100: Reviving Africa’s forests
Ten African countries have signed up to a project that aims to restore 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land by 2030 – an area larger than Nigeria. The African Forest Landscape Initiative (AFR100) was formally...
News in brief - December 2015
Condolences: Fern is deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of several members of Maxime Kamegba’s family following the inter-communal clashes that erupted in Bangui, Central African Republic, in September 2015. Maxime is a highly...
Comment on the COP21 - Issue 1 - the end of negotiations draw near
Forests in spotlight as COP21 climate talks approach endgame
As the 21st UN Climate Conference reaches its final days in Paris, how is the outcome shaping up for forests? On Wednesday 9th December, the first text of the Draft...