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Biodiversity strategy: the European Commission lays the path for a greener future in the wake of COVID-19
The launch today of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy could be a landmark moment for European forests. As well as headline targets to protect land and sea areas, the Strategy foresees binding restoration targets and measures in 2021,...
European Green Deal must strengthen partner countries’ recovery from the COVID-19 crisis
Fern and 15 other NGOs working on climate, environment, human rights and sustainable development issues have released a statement on the EU’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The statement welcomes EU leadership in supporting...
EU Forests of Hope
How community restoration and management of forests can help meet climate goals
What is bioenergy?
Bioenergy is gas or electricity that comes from renewable sources, such as plant matter or animal waste.
This is known as biomass.
Biomass contains energy stored from the sun. This energy is absorbed during the photosynthesis...
EU budget hits a wall, but the climate and biodiversity emergency cannot wait!
EU leaders’ failure to agree an EU budget puts environmental action at risk. The EU should back their pledges with financial capacity.
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.
The shocking truth about EU forests in numbers
By 2050, the EU forest sink will be halved if current management practices continue.
80% of EU forests with protected status are in an "unfavourable" or "bad" condition.
EU rules only require 36% of all trees burned for...
European Forests, European Lives: Exhibition reveals forests' importance to Europeans
Throughout 2019, Luka Tomac collected stories from Germany, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia, bringing them together for an exhibition at the European Commission “European Forests, European lives” which puts faces to Europe’s forest stories to remind policy makers that there is a huge difference between tree plantations and real healthy forests. It aims to convince them that our forests deserve to not just be protected, but to also be restored.
Tree-planting is the talk of Davos: why this dangerous narrative must be challenged
Faced with a momentous challenge, politicians and business are recycling a failed solution. Caritas France proposes a more promising one that tackles both climate change and hunger.