Low carbon, high risk
Lessons for the EU from Label Bas-Carbone forestry projects in France
Every year an estimated 5,000 migrant seasonal workers come to Sweden to do the back-breaking work of clearing landscapes and planting trees. They make up 85 – 90 per cent of the workforce and are employed by firms sub-contracted by the companies that dominate Sweden’s forest sector.
Forests in the Nature Restoration Law
European forests are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate with only 14 per cent of protected forest habitats in good condition. Intensive management is undermining sustainability.
To reverse this we must:
Certifying EU activities to increase carbon removals from land
For agricultural and forested land, the aims of the European Commission’s proposed voluntary EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) include:
Increasing carbon removals by establishing EU criteria and methods to...
Ten things the legislative proposal on EU forest observation, reporting and data collection needs to consider
Member States are presently required to undertake limited EU level forest monitoring. This is problematic since forests are key to meeting EU biodiversity and climate goals, and there is a fast deteriorating trend in both. The...
News, NGO Statements
NGOs: "To protect nature and the climate, we must reform how bioenergy is treated in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive"
This position paper, signed by 32 NGOs from across Europe, outlines how the EU can create a bioenergy policy that civil society and citizens can support.
A Just Transition
Conversations with foresters on the drawbacks of intensive forestry and the solutions offered by close-to-nature practices
How bioenergy harms biodiversity: the facts
Intensive forest management is having devastating impacts on wildlife and biodiversity in the EU. This has increased since bioenergy was incentivised as a renewable form of energy under the Renewable Energy Directive. Scientists,...
Five ways the EU can ensure forests support EU climate and biodiversity goals
To tackle the climate crisis, EU land and forests need to absorb more carbon dioxide, but the opposite is happening. EU forest health and biodiversity is declining, even in EU forests protected by legislation. Half of all the wood...