Missing pathways: resilient land solutions in the EU long-term strategy
What role do forests, land and food systems play in limiting warming to 1.5 degrees? And what can the EU do about it?
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on keeping global warming below 1.5...
Soya and deforestation in Latin America: an avoidable crisis. What is the responsibility of EU policy for loss of biodiversity and social conflicts in Latin America?
The Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, Fern, and Mighty Earth, are organising a discussion on the topic of ‘Soya and deforestation in Latin America: an avoidable crisis. What is the responsibility of EU policy for...
Paving the way: learning from Ghana’s VPA process to help meet cocoa commitments
This short note presents a summary of some of the main lessons drawn from a Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 side event looking at how successes in Ghana’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement process could be brought into the cocoa...
Potential of natural forest management and restoration in limiting warming to 1.5 degrees
To avoid catastrophic climate change in line with the Paris Agreement, all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we need to sequester more carbon dioxide (CO2) from the...
Achieving the 1.5 Target with Forests: What Role for the EU? - Panel event
By endorsing the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has made a commitment to halt deforestation and forest degradation and protect carbon sinks and storage. The efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees will also require fores...
Biomass and resource efficiency: The need for a supply-led approach to forest productivity
“Measures are needed to ensure use of forest products is not guided by unregulated demand, but by what forests can sustainably supply,” this was one of the conclusions of the "Biomass and Resource Efficiency" event attended by...
Forest restoration - Our secret weapon for achieving the Paris Agreement targets
To reach the Paris Agreement temperature target of limiting temperature rise to 1,5 degrees we must preserve and restore forests. On the 16th of November 2017 our event looked at how forest restoration can be undertaken in a way...
Loophole after loophole, is LULUCF Regulation limping toward a dead-end?
The European Parliament’s plenary vote, 13 September 2017, on how EU nations account for emissions from their land and forest sectors (LULUCF Regulation) was disheartening. The European People’s Party (EPP) proposed last-minute...
Lungs of the Earth – forest policies for health and climate
“How can forests help the EU meet its climate, energy and clean air objectives?” This was a key question discussed on 28 September 2017 at an event looking at current and future forest-related policies. It was hosted by MEPs Paul...
Drawing out links between the Common Agricultural Policy, soy, and deforestation in South America
The European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is fuelling tropical deforestation, according to a new report published by Fern at an event in the European Parliament yesterday. The event was hosted by MEP Maria Noichl (pict...