One step forward, two steps back for EU on climate and forests
Today, the European Parliament took one step forward and two steps back for the climate and forests.Read the full Press ReleaseOn a positive front, the Environment Committee voted to strengthen the EU’s climate target for the...
Le climat et le peuple Sámi menacés alors que la Finlande essaie de cacher ses émissions forestières
L’exploitation forestière industrielle de la Finlande menace le climat et son peuple indigène, les Sámis. Pourtant, l’année dernière, le gouvernement finlandais avait confirmé son intention d’augmenter le taux de récolte...
What are carbon sinks?
A carbon sink is anything that absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it releases.
European forests are currently a net carbon sink as they take in more carbon than they emit. In climate negotiations, this temporary...
Que signifie LULUCF?
Avez-vous déjà entendu parler de LULUCF? Savez-vous ce que ça signifie ? Regarder cette vidéo claire et informative pour tout savoir sur “l’utilisation des terres, changement d’affectation des terres et foresterie.” Cette vidéo...
Forestry emissions and the EU’s risky LULUCF debate
Proposed changes in the way the EU accounts for land use and land use change (LULUCF) emissions are scientifically flawed and could lead to dangerous global warming.
Healthy forests are crucial to achieving the Paris Agreement’s...
EU forests and land could help increase carbon-cutting ambition at home
A report released today shows how the EU can include forests into its carbon cutting targets in a climate friendly way. The report by IEEP, commissioned by Fern, shows that the EU can include LULUCF in its climate and energy target in a way that incentivises action in LULUCF without reducing ambition in other sectors.
New research shows risk of including land use and forests in EU’s emissions target
Two days before the European Union closes its consultation on the role that land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) should play in EU climate effort, new research reveals that including this sector in emissions reductions...