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Press Releases
March 19, 2018

Brussels – 19 March 2018: A study published on March 16 by the European Commission offers a long-awaited blueprint for ending the European Union’s central role in agricultural defor

March 13, 2018

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 9, 2018
Latests developments provided an important opportunity for Fern and its partners to invite EU representatives, experts and civil society to our panel event on 7 March 2018, "Achieving the 1.5° Target with Forests: What Role for the EU?" chaired by MEPs Heidi Hautala (Greens/EFA) and Carlos Zorrinho (S&D). The event discussed the Commission workplan priorities, reiterated the relevance and impact of the VPAs, encouraged EU institutions and Member States to integrate FLEGT principles and forests into relevant climate interventions, and raised the importance of restoring degraded forest ecosystems by working closely with local communities.
NGO Statements
March 8, 2018

On March 8, NGOs sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development calling them on standing up for forests, people and animals when voting on the EU Protein Plan for Europe.