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‘Climate heroes’ lobby for forest rules that could break the Paris Agreement

The fight against global warming is being threatened by countries renowned for their green credentials, according to the new website www.LULUCF.org set up by a group of environmental NGOs. The website ranks the 28 EU member countries’ individual proposals for measuring their forest and land emissions - and reveals the impact they will have on EU efforts to keep global temperature increases below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Normally climate friendly countries - including France, Finland, Sweden and Austria - are shown to be trying to weaken EU rules on emissions from land and forests. They plan to significantly increase the amount of trees they cut in the next decade and are looking for ways to hide the associated emissions.

Go to www.LULUCF.org to find out how your country ranks and read our Press Release to find out more.