When the solution is the problem: The EU and its policies on agrofuels
This briefing paper briefly describes the two sides of the agrofuels issue and analyses the present EU debate. It concludes that the present EU policy is misguided and strongly advocates dropping the 10 per cent target while...
Export Credit Debt. How ECA support to corporations indebts the worlds poor
This briefing note by Both ENDS and FERN highlights the fairly hidden role of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) in the debt problems of many developing countries. It explains how export credit debt comes about, and clarifies how the...
Bankrolling Climate Change: Why it is time to end Hermes flights of fancy
While the threat of climate change and the urgent need for action become ever clearer, air transport and other polluting industries are expanding on a massive scale. Supposed green pioneers such as Germany are supporting the trade...
Seeing RED; avoided deforestation and rights issues
This briefing explains why the UNFCC Conference in Bali (December 2007) needs to answer certain important questions related to forest governance and forest peoples' rights before negotiating a post-2012 climate agreement that may...
On Shaky Ground: The involvement of civil society in the preparatory stage of the FLEGT support project
Telapak and FERN follow up the implementation of the FLEGT Support Project. This EC-funded project aims to tackle illegal logging and promote the role of forests in the sustainable development of Indonesia.
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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.
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...