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May 14, 2018
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Negotiations around the timber trade deal between Honduras and the European Union show how diverse interests can be reconciled in a divided land. Isolda Arita reports.
 

Isolda Arita
May 11, 2018
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How Europe's coal dependency is devastating Russia's forests and indigenous Shor people

Anne Harris, Daria Andreeva
May 03, 2018
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A new report by forests and rights NGO Fern and Coal Action Network reveals the devastation that the expansion of coal mining in the Kuzbass region of southern Siberia is causing to the area’s indigenous Shor people and t

May 03, 2018
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To avoid catastrophic climate change all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

April 30, 2018
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On April 25, European and international NGOs send an open letter to the European Commission calling for the EU to put human rights and sustainability at the forefront of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Mercosur.

April 24, 2018
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Civil society leaders helping to halt the trade in illegal timber and illegal deforestation came to Europe in March 2018 to meet with representatives from the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the European Parliament, and the Belgian, French, German and Dutch governments.

April 24, 2018
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Negotiations around the timber trade deal between Honduras and the European Union show how diverse interests can be reconciled in a divided land. Isolda Arita reports.  …
Isolda Arita
May 11, 2018
Blog
To avoid catastrophic climate change all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, we need to sequester more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than we are putting in. The best way to do this is to protect and restore natural forests.…
April 30, 2018
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On April 25, European and international NGOs send an open letter to the European Commission calling for the EU to put human rights and sustainability at the forefront of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Mercosur. After highlighting the potential negative impacts of the FTA on the EU's climate,…
April 24, 2018
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Civil society leaders helping to halt the trade in illegal timber and illegal deforestation came to Europe in March 2018 to meet with representatives from the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the European Parliament, and the Belgian, French, German and Dutch governments…
April 24, 2018
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Blog 17.4.2018 The EU’s new LULUCF Regulation: is it fit for (climate) purpose? By Hanna Aho, Fern’s forest and climate campaigner For the last three years, Fern has been involved in the debate about the LULUCF Regulation. This prohibitively complex acronym spells out the contribution the EU’s…
Hanna Aho
April 17, 2018
Blog
In this open letter to the Presidents of the three main institutions of the European Union, civil society organisations, including Fern, call for more European policy action on animal farming. They ask the European Union to step up and change its policies to accelerate a transition towards healthy…
March 28, 2018
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Spurred on by a wave of food scandals  - as well as rising consumer anxieties over the environment and animal welfare - major retailers across Europe are sourcing more of their meat from local, sustainable sources. It should be a cause for optimism. Yet it’s only half the story. Just because…
Nicole Polsterer
March 26, 2018
Blog
How Europe's coal dependency is devastating Russia's forests and indigenous Shor people
Anne Harris, Daria Andreeva
May 03, 2018
Report
At a time when the space for civil society is shrinking, the need for people to be able to influence the powers that control their lives, and have the freedom to work together to tackle
March 28, 2018
Report
The "avoidable crisis" is an investigation that reveals the disastrous impacts caused by soy production in Argentina and Paraguay’s Gran Chaco.
Anahita Yousefi, Marisa Bellantonio, Glenn Hurowitz
March 26, 2018
Report
This study analyses the correlation between forest governance and deforestation, and aims to improve national understanding of the challenges involved in land-use governance.
Michel Bruce
March 14, 2018
Report
As the Paris Agreement is ratified by each of its signatory states, they commit to put into action their specific national plans to combat climate change. These plans are called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
Téodyl Nkuintchua Tchoudjen
March 14, 2018
Report
This study was funded by Fern to analyse the extent to which Forest NGOs take gender into account and how they design their programmes to ensure women and men's different needs are taken into account.
March 13, 2018
Report
Interested scientists are currently invited to review the Second Order Draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on
Peter Riggs, Pivot Point
February 16, 2018
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VISION

Fern seeks a world in which environmental, social and economic justice is fully integrated at all levels and people have a voice in decisions affecting their lives and livelihoods.

MISSION

Fern’s mission is to achieve greater environmental and social justice, focusing on forests and forest peoples’ rights in the policies and practices of the European Union.

VALUES

In striving to achieve its mission, Fern aims to be: collaborative, evidence-based, independent, challenging and inclusive.