Publications & Insight
A dangerous delusion: Debunking the myths around sustainable forests and the EU’s bioenergy policy
A Dangerous Delusion exposes the myth that problems don’t exist with biomass from Europe’s forests – where the EU sources most of its biomass – because they are managed sustainably. It includes case studies on Sweden, Romania,...
Brûler des arbres pour produire de l’énergie n’est pas une solution pour enrayer le changement climatique
Ce briefing d’écris comment l'utilisation de bois comme source d’énergie renouvelable peut augmenter les émissions de dioxyde de carbone. Expliquant ainsi le fléau de l'hypothèse selon laquelle toute l'utilisation de la biomasse...
International Criminal Court’s new focus must ensure EU companies tread lightly
In a move that could have profound implications for some EU companies, the International Criminal Court (ICC) recently announced that it is now assessing crimes against humanity in a broader context. The Office of the Prosecutor,...
Trade rules undermine action to address climate change
As countries take action to protect the climate, conflicts between trade rules and climate goals will escalate, concludes “The Climate Cost of Free Trade,” a September 2016 report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade policy....
LULUCF proposal in the hands of Parliament now
NGOs welcomed the release of the European Commission’s proposal for a Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation, as an improvement on existing rules, despite concerns that it reduces overall ambition. NGOs,...
News in brief October 2016
Systemic illegalities persist in the Republic of Congo’s (RoC) forest sector, despite the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA) it signed with the EU to combat illegal timber trade. The RoC’s Independent Monitor of the...
Comment laccord des nations unies sur laviation dupe le climat
Les compagnies aériennes préparent un accord qui affaiblira grandement notre capacité à lutter contre le changement climatique. Interpeller l'OACI, Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale, pour qu'ils REDUISENT leurs...
Aviation industry plan to offset emissions will push global warming beyond 1.5° Celsius
Aviation is one of only two sectors worldwide with no existing United Nations’ (UN) targets to reduce emissions. The UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has put forward a proposal to deal with climate change which...
Cheating the climate: the problems with aviation industry plans to offset emissions
The UN Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas does not cover emissions from international aviation. These are regulated by the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which has been tasked with adopting a proposal...