Bioenergy briefing note 1: the limited availability of wood for energy
This is the first of a series of briefings Fern is producing on bioenergy. This briefing shows how little forest biomass is available, and proposes an EU strategy for a more efficient use of the scarce wood resource.
Stashing the cash: banks, money laundering and the battle against illegal logging
Illegal logging is believed to account for between 15% and 30% of the international trade in timber, with revenues running into billions of dollars each year. This has prompted the EU, the World Bank and others to call for more...
Time to Rethink? A Critique of Rural Land Law in Côte d’Ivoire
The objective of this paper is to critique rural land law and forest law in Côte d’Ivoire from an Africa-wide perspective. The paper starts with an overview of customary land tenure across Africa, and different countries’...
Playing with Fire: Human Misery, Environmental Destruction and Summer BBQs
With temperatures soaring across Europe this summer millions have enjoyed barbecues – and will continue to do so until the last drops of warm weather. Yet few are aware of the true cost of the charcoal they fire them with.
Playing with Fire
Pictures from the report available. Please (c) Mark Olden(Moreton-in-Marsh) 10 August 2015 - With temperatures soaring across Europe this summer millions have enjoyed barbecues – and will continue to do so until the last drops of...
Protecting forests, improving livelihoods – Community forestry in Mexico
This report by Ernesto Herrera Guerra, outlines the lessons that have been learned from Mexico’s approach to community forestry.Mexico’s community forests are among the most advanced in the world, with communities collectively...
Protecting forests, improving livelihoods – Community forestry in Nepal
This report by Ghan Shyam Pandey and Bijaya Raj Paudyall, outlines the lessons that have been learned from Nepal’s decision to embrace the concept of community forestry.Community forests have existed in their modern form in Nepal...
Protecting forests, improving livelihoods – Community forestry in Guatemala
This report by Silvel Elías, professor in the Faculty of Agronomy at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, analyses the Guatemalan model of community forestry.Community forests, a very old tradition in Guatemala, were...
Impacts on the EU 2030 climate target of including LULUCF in the climate and energy policy framework
The European Union (EU) has a target to reduce emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030. This is an economy-wide target and therefore includes the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector. This study looks at how to...
Protecting Forests, Respecting Rights: Options for EU Action on deforestation and forest degradation
This report examines the EU’s “Deforestation Footprint” – its role in global deforestation. It looks at important action the EU has taken, through the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan to improve how...