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FME 2015 was held in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by Fern. It was held at the same time as Fern’s 20th anniversary.

Main issues discussed were:

  • Stopping irresponsible finance of companies involved in landgrabbing, pulp, palm oil, timber, bioenergy, meat and other products that involve forest destruction
  • REDD: new developments and trends
  • Forests and Paris COP21
  • Bioenergy CCS (BECCS)
  • Bioenergy
  • Peatland re-wetting in South East Asia
  • Community Forestry
  • EUTR and VPA implementation

FME members also took the opportunity to send a letter of protest to the Brazilian Embassy in Brussels against their cultivation of Genetically Engineered Trees.