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Climate the loser as the European Parliament fails to ensure wood is burnt sustainably

(Brussels) – 17 January 2018. The European Parliament today failed to help the climate by reversing the European Union’s (EU) disastrous bioenergy policy. 

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Community-led forest restoration helps fight climate change

December 19, 2017 (Brussels) - Restoring natural biologically diverse forests could remove 500 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, making a significant impact in the fight agai

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PDF icon Return of the Trees PR.pdf114.48 KB

Council fails to make the EU’s use of biomass sustainable

This press release responds to EU Energy ministers failure to ensure #EUbioenergy is sustainable. By allowing large scale burning of trees for power they are likely to increase forest logging and emissions.

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LULUCF: EU misses key chance to deliver on Paris Agreement

(Brussels), December 14, 2017 - Two years after the Paris Agreement was adopted, the EU today missed a golden chance to deploy its forests in the ght against climate change.

The EU today nalised carbon accounting rules on land and forests (known as the LULUCF Regulation). This is the rst attempt to amend legislation previously full of loopholes, and the new accounting rules o er greater transparency. They are marred however, by a serious lack of ambition. 

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PDF icon PR LULUCF trilogue (14_12_2017).pdf131.74 KB

Airlines’ ‘action’ on climate change means doubling emissions

This press release exposes the flaws in the airline industry’s plans to offset its carbon emissions. It is also available in German.

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PDF icon ICAO Fern PR_DE.pdf585.14 KB

Forests and climate will suffer from Council’s decision

EU Environment ministers today bowed to pressure from a small nucleus of nations led by Finland, and opted for damaging new carbon accounting rules on land and forests (known as the LULUCF Regulation). This press release explains why this matters for the climate and explains the history of the negotiations in a nutshell.

MEPs fail dismally on forests and climate

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have undermined the EU’s fight against climate change and reversed years of painstaking work by scientists, campaigners and others by voting for a last-minute amendment on how EU nations account for emissions from their land and forests sector – the so-called LULUCF Regulation. This press release explains the damage their vote will do to climate ambition and bioenergy legislation.

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PDF icon Final LULUCF PR.pdf442.08 KB

EU’s Environment Committee recognises role of forests in fighting climate change but fails on bioenergy

The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee today voted to increase removals of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by forests from 2030 onwards, recognising the important role that EU fore

NGOs call for policy changes in the wake of Portugal’s forest fires

Five days after the deadly wildfires in Eucalyptus Plantations Pedrógão Grande in central Portugal claimed 64 lives, two leading forestry campaigning organisations, Quercus (based in Lisbon, Portugal) and Fern (based in Brussels, Belgium), call on the EU to examine how their policies and subsidies have driven the Portuguese plantation model.

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PDF icon Portugal climate fire_final.pdf362.46 KB

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