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This rapid scoping of the Food and Agricultural Organisation Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) sought the views of different organisations, individuals and activists on the usefulness of the guidelines for promoting forest tenure reform in support of secure commu

June 22, 2018
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The EU’s new bioenergy policy is driven by vested interests not evidence, writes Linde Zuidema.

Linde Zuidema
June 21, 2018
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2017 was a year in which extreme weather events pushed climate to the top of many people's agenda. It was also the year in which Fern launched its new restoration campaign and said goodbye to our founder Saskia Ozinga.

June 19, 2018
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The Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU, Fern, and Mighty Earth, are organising a discussion on the topic of  ‘Soya and deforestation in Latin America: an avoidable crisis.

June 18, 2018
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Forest Watch Special, FLEGT-VPA Update June 2018

June 18, 2018
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June 18, 2018
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We are looking for our new Forest and Climate Campaigner to complete our team. 

June 15, 2018
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The EU’s new bioenergy policy is driven by vested interests not evidence, writes Linde Zuidema. “I want the European Union to become the world number one in renewables,” Jean-Claude Juncker declared in January 2014. This grand ambition – along with the EU’s goal of being the world’s climate…
Linde Zuidema
June 21, 2018
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On May 29, European NGOs, including Fern, sent an open letter to the EU Commission for Agriculture Phil Hogan to make recommendations on the EU's upcoming protein plan. They include:   Reducing EU production and consumption of animal products Adopting an Action Plan to halt deforestation and…
May 29, 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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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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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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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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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
This rapid scoping of the Food and Agricultural Organisation Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) sought the views of different organisations, individuals and activists on the usefulness of the guidelines for promoting forest tenure reform in support of secure commu
June 22, 2018
Report
2017 was a year in which extreme weather events pushed climate to the top of many people's agenda. It was also the year in which Fern launched its new restoration campaign and said goodbye to our founder Saskia Ozinga.
June 19, 2018
Annual Report
Forests in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, all members of the Mercosur trade bloc, are being destroyed on an epic scale to make way for cattle. Beef production is the largest driver of global deforestation.
May 26, 2018
Briefing Note
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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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
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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
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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
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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.