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...
Licensing of Legal Timber: Logic and Design of an EU Scheme
FERN-commissioned discussion document by Tacsus, reviewing the Commission's proposed voluntary licensing scheme to prevent the import of illegally produced and traded timber into the EU.
Facing Reality: How to halt the import of illegal timber in the EU
In this report, FERN, WWF and Greenpeace discuss the EU's FLEGT Action Plan on illegal logging, and provide detailed recommendations to assist EU policy makers in assisting the Action Plan's successful implementation.
Forest fraud: say no to fake carbon credits
FERN and SinksWatch are calling for EU governments to exclude carbon sinks projects from their climate project portfolios at COP9 in Milan. The report assesses the potential impacts on forests and forest peoples of granting carbon...
Steps to stop illegal logging
An analysis of the European Commission's action plan to stop illegal logging.
Controlling imports of illegal timber: Options for Europe
This report presents a series of recommendations for the institutions of the European Union (EU), and for the governments of the EU member states, on means to control the import of illegally sourced timber and wood products into...
A law for wood: what legal provisions to tackle illegal wood imports into France?
This executive summary is of an examination of French law relevant to illegal wood imports into France which includes recommendations for the effective implementation of the FLEGT Action Plan (in French).
Status of Implementation of Forest-Related Clauses in the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity)
An independent review and recommendations for action
Forests of Fear: The abuse of human rights in forest conflicts
Abuses of human rights occur in forest conflicts all over the world, from Canada and the USA to Brazil, from Kenya to Indonesia. In many cases, blatant and often brutal abuses occur when a conflict escalates, following the...