Fern | Land Portal
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+32 2 894 4690

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Rue d’Edimbourg, 26
1050 Bruxelles , Brussels
Belgium
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English

 Fern (also Stichting Fern) is a Dutch foundation created in 1995. It is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) set up to keep track of the European Union's involvement in forests and to coordinate NGO activities at the European level. Through its work, Fern aims to increase the political and economic opportunities for people to create a more balanced society in which human rights are fully respected and environmental and social values are fully integrated.

 

 

Although Fern is known for its work on forests, since 2000 Fern has widened its scope beyond forests to also include work on general aid, trade and climate issues, as many of the decisions made in these areas have a direct or indirect impact on forests and forest peoples’ rights. Fern's campaigns fall within the following areas: forests and climate, forest governance, biodiversity offsetting, bioenergy, and finance and trade. In all these areas, Fern works very closely with a large number of environmental groups and social movements across the world.

 

Fern's official mission statement describes the organisation and its aims thus: Fern works to achieve greater environmental and social justice, focusing on forests and forest peoples’ rights in the policies and practices of the European Union.

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Fern Resources

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Library Resource

Opportunité ou chimère pour les femmes du Bassin du Congo ?

Reports & Research
February, 2019
Middle Africa

Cette note thématique rédigée à l’initiative de Fern, a été élaborée dans le cadre de l’initiative CoNGOs (Collaboration d’ONG en faveur de moyens de subsistance durables et équitables dans les forêts du bassin du Congo) qui plaide pour une « foresterie communautaire »1 à travers laquelle les communautés ont le droit de gérer les ressources forestières dont elles dépendent, en vue d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie et en particulier celles des femmes.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
August, 2017
Africa

Highlights the role of European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in possible land grabs and questionable forestry projects in Africa. Documents 9 cases involving 8 of the European DFIs in Cameroon, DR Congo, Sao Tome, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda. Raises the need for more independent research into these projects and for much more scrutiny of DFI investment portfolios, both by DFIs themselves and national parliaments. DFIs need to be placed under proper democratic scrutiny and their investments held to account by parliaments.

Library Resource

Faire face au passé – et au présent

Reports & Research
April, 2012
Gabon

Ce rapport de FERN rédigé par la spécialiste en droits fonciers Liz Alden Wily documente la situation au Gabon pour informer sur, entre autre, les discussions en cours concernant FLEGT et REDD dans le pays.  Le rapport commence par un regard historique sur le Gabon.  En 1899 virtuellement la Gabon tout entier était attribué aux compagnies françaises d’exploitation forestière.  Avant cela, le Gabon endura près de deux siècles d’un régime commercial des plus développés en Afrique au sein duquel des clans locaux se mirent au service du commerce international d’esclaves et de ressources.

Library Resource

Facing Up to the Past – and Present

Reports & Research
April, 2012
Gabon

 

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