What the EU Biodiversity Strategy and Climate Law mean for European forests
The draft Biodiversity Strategy includes positive elements that campaigners hope will not vanish by the final vote.
France’s forest strategy: fighting to end the climate crisis or to increase logging?
A new report challenges France’s strategy to fight climate change with forests and reveals the actions they should take instead.
Dutch court ruling on climate change could improve climate policies globally
The Hague Court of Appeal made a precedent-setting ruling on 9 October 2018, providing a global example for engaged citizens to hold their governments to account for climate policies. The...
IPCC report discredits the burning of forests: NGOs outline the alternative
From the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) landmark report showing that we have just 12 years to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C, to the devastating heat wave...
French Environment Minister resigns to jolt EU leaders out of climate complacency
The surprise resignation of Nicolas Hulot, French Minister of Environment and celebrity environmentalist, is a loud wake-up call for Macron’s government as well as for all European leaders to recognise the current climate crisis...
EU decarbonisation strategy must heed recent science on Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage
Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) – a controversial technology that proposes to capture the carbon emissions from burning trees and vegetable oils and bury it underground – m...
The fire next time: addressing future European blazes
Inside the Arctic Circle, in Sweden, Latvia, Finland, Norway, and –...
Member States and Commission warn against further weakening aviation environmental standards
As least six European countries have threatened to pull out of the aviation industry’s sustainability scheme if its environmental standards are weakened any further.
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)’s scheme,...
REDII: EU fails to position itself as defender of forests, climate and the public interest
After a year and a half of discussions over the shape of a new Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), on 14 June 2018 the EU chose to disregard science and appease the economic interests who...
Threatened for the audacity of defending their homes: In Siberia … and elsewhere
Fern’s new report Slow Death in Siberia reveals in stark detail how coal mining in the Kuzbass area of southern Siberia has destroyed villages and forests, while strangling the livelihoods and culture of the indigenous Shor...