Broken Promises: the World Bank and Forests
Report finding that programmes funded by the World Bank Group are causing destruction of the world’s remaining forests and harming poor people dependent on forests for their survival. The report says that the Bank has failed to...
Durban Declaration on Carbon Trading.
Representatives from people’s movements and organizations worldwide gathered in South Africa from 4-7 October 2004 to help forge a global people’s movement for action on climate change and to condemn the rapidly emerging market in...
Funding Europes Forests - How to use EU funds for sustainable forest management and nature protection
This Guide explains why it is important for NGOs to get involved in the development of Rural Development Strategies and Programmes. It details steps to take to influence rural development funding so that it contributes to...
A Trojan Horse for Large Dams
Under the guise of an initiative to promote sustainable energy technologies, governments are about to grant subsidised export credits for hydropower projects.This report looks at the experience over the last ten years with dams...
Footprints in the Forests
Footprints in the Forests assesses eight certification schemes and different certification trends. It is a revision of FERN's Behind the Logo Report.
Finding solutions to illegal logging: civil society and the FLEGT Support Project
FERN and Telapak outline the possibilities and limitations of the FLEGT Support Project - an EC-funded project aimed at tackling illegal logging and promoting the role of forests within Indonesia's sustainable development
Carbon offset - no magic solution to neutralise fossil fuel emissions
FERN explains the myth of carbon 'offset' in a special briefing.
Forest Loss and Human Health
Briefing focusing on the interdependence between forests and human health and reflects these concerns in the policies, programmes and projects of the EU.
To Buy or Not to Buy: Timber procurement policies in the EU
Report comparing policies in nine EU countries plus USA, and examining likely impact of revised EU procurement directives.
Principles for FLEGT Partnership agreements
FERN, Greenpeace and WWF's joint briefing highlighting minimum requirements governments should include in the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) partnership agreements with producer countries to control illegal...