A transparent and science-based process developed meaningful recommendations for modern forest management
It’s not complicated, what we need to do for forests. But it won’t be simple either.
In the wake of the IPCC’s most frightening report yet, as we see the collapse of the forest carbon sink due to overlogging for biomass fuel, it’s a no-brainer to slam the brakes on logging forests for renewable energy
The current reform to forest biomass policy supported by the Council will lead to ecosystem and climate collapse
For how long will European leaders ignore the science of climate change and treat burning woody biomass as “zero-carbon,” renewable energy? For how long will you countenance the continued destruction of forests for fuel, rather than invest in true climate solutions?
Who would sign such a letter when it’s claims can so easily be disproven?
The wood pellet industry is already meeting the so-called “rigorous” standard that the RED would impose. The standards are meaningless.
The future of Europe’s forests should not be decided by a Presidency that has been pushing for years to increase their exploitation – this is an explicit conflict of interest.
Logging big trees to replace them with younger, fast-growing trees is a fool’s errand when it comes to climate.
Today’s clearcutting is conducted with heavy equipment weighing 25 to 50 tons each, rolling on large tires that crush the land
Burning salvaged wood increases emissions compared to fossil fuels and can seriously degrade ecosystems.
Using all the tools in the toolbox – including litigation – is the only path forward now to secure a livable future for people and ecosystems.
We’re shocked – shocked! – to hear of Enviva’s “reckless disregard for the truth”
Rarely do policymakers get an opportunity to do so much by *stopping* doing something.
Representatives of wood-using industries are showing real fear about their ability to survive, and deep frustration that bioenergy is gobbling up resources and getting subsidised to do so.