The world’s forests, and the rights of many who depend on them, remained under assault in 2019.
These attacks came from many directions: from the erosion of environmental and human rights protections in Brazil under President Jair Bolsonaro, to the Amazon fires; from the EU’s devastating bioenergy policy, to its raft of Free Trade Agreements with forested countries to increase our insatiable consumption of products that drive deforestation; from a lack of secure tenure rights for people depending on forests for their survival, to failures of transparency and accountability in the forest sector…
This report charts the work that Fern and our partners in Africa, South East Asia, South America, Europe and the USA, are doing to combat these threats, and to protect the rights of forest peoples.
It features articles by our campaigners, and interviews with our partners, Paulo Barreto in Brazil, and Nina Cynthia Kiyindou in the Republic of Congo. It also has a valedictory message from the outgoing Chair of our Board, Elisa Peter.
This report reminds us that however great the challenges we face, there are many people around the world working to bring about lasting change on the ground – and succeeding in doing so.
Categories: Annual Reports, Bioenergy, Forest Restoration, Free Trade Agreements, Forest Governance, Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Liberia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, The Republic of Congo, Vietnam