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.
German forests: Climate change is not the only problem
Poor forest management also needs to shoulder some of the blame.
Forest offsets: California on the brink of a serious mistake
Six MEPs familiar with carbon markets urge California to reject forestry offset standard.
EU Development Budget: will the Council build on Parliament’s bold stance?
The European Parliament has given unambiguous support to the climate and the environment. Now Member States must follow suit.
To argue or stay silent on forests? Parliament committees jostle over the 2050 climate strategy
European Parliament committees are undercutting each other in their eagerness to respond to “A clean planet for all” the EU Commission’s communication on the 2050 long-term strategy outlining how all aspects of society can...
Bioenergy: the Achilles Heel of the EU 2050 decarbonisation vision
Timed to come out just before the climate conference in Katowice, Poland, the EU released its much-anticipated vision for decarbonising the EU by 2050, with an aim to be climate neutral by 2050. This move was widely supported, but...
The fire next time: addressing future European blazes
Inside the Arctic Circle, in Sweden, Latvia, Finland, Norway, and –...
What are carbon sinks?
A carbon sink is anything that absorbs more carbon than it releases as carbon dioxide. European forests are currently a net carbon sink as they take in more carbon than they emit. In climate negotiations, this temporary reduction...