Lessons learnt from FLEGT for REDD - Summary
This report explains why ignoring key lessons from initiatives to control illegal logging (such as the EU's Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT) will lead REDD to a dead-end.
It builds on FERN's nearly...
Forest bioenergy and biodiversity in the EU: The threats, the possibilities and the challenges
This report looks at the possible benefits of biomass use and considers the levels of biomass that may be available. It also discusses in detail the meaning of sustainable biomass and the practices that have a high risk of...
Forests in danger: failures of EU policy and what needs to change
Though EU policy aims to give equal weight to the 'commercial interests' versus 'ecological interests' of forests, in practice, commercial interests have dominated. This is concerning given that forests can help mitigate the...
Fools gold: How the planet pays the price for Europes export credits
Member States' Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) are undermining EU climate objectives by providing billions of euros worth of support for highly carbon-intensive projects and "techno-fixes" masquerading as environmental solutions....
European ECA support to carbon intensive industries, a research paper by Profundo
This research conducted for FERN analyses the involvement of all 21 ECAs of EU member countries in the financing of carbon-intensive industries during the period 2004-2009.
EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction - the case of Pindo Deli
This report investigates the award of the EU Ecolabel to two photocopy brands, Golden Plus and Lucky Boss, manufactured by the Indonesian company Pindo Deli, part of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world's most controversial...
Buying a Sustainable Future, timber procurement policies in the EU
This report analyses the different timber procurement policies of six EU Member States and Japan. The report shows that although there is some variation between the different policies, there are also many similarities. The...
Cutting corners: World Bank’s forest and carbon fund fails forests and peoples
How the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) is failing forests and peoples.
An overview of selected REDD proposals
This report describes the different country proposals on the table to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in the lead up to a forest climate agreement to be agreed by the UNFCCC in December 2009. It...