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...
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...
Minutes of Community Forestry Workshop: Brussels, 3–4 April 2014
These are the minutes of the Community Forestry Workshop, organised by Fern in Brussels on 3 and 4 April 2014. The meeting brought together participants from 30 countries to share their understanding and experience of community...
Conference: Protecting forests, respecting rights
On 30 March 2015, Fern hosted a conference looking at how to develop an EU Action Plan on Deforestation. This is important as the EU's consumption of agricultural commodities and timber has resulted in the destruction of at least...
Nature is not for sale!
This event on 2 June 2014 at the Regent’s Park Hub was the second forum on the natural commons. It was split into two discussions. The first considered new directions in conservation and took a closer look at ‘value’ and...
How sustainable is Scandinavian biomass?
By 2020, bioenergy will account for more than 10 per cent of total energy consumption in the EU. Scandinavian forests will be a significant source of biomass for energy, but intensified harvesting could substantially harm...
Illegal logging, governance and trade: 2005 Joint NGO conference
FERN, Greenpeace and WWF report on the 7 April 2005 conference on illegal logging and related trade. The conference, The 2005 Joint NGO conference on illegal logging, governance and trade, was a resounding success, with delegates...