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EU must heed the world’s most authoritative science panel and rethink its use of land and forests in climate emergency
The European Union (EU) must rethink how it uses land and forests in the fight against climate breakdown in the light of today’s special report on Land and Climate Change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The IPCC warns that using large areas of land for tree-planting or growing feedstock for bioenergy will severely jeopardise global food security and trigger further desertification and land degradation, with “potentially irreversible consequences”. The EU is currently pursuing a renewable energy policy which relies heavily on wood for bioenergy.
EU Forests of Hope
How community restoration and management of forests can help meet climate goals
Rapid action on forests is needed, but EU leaders fail to address urgency of climate crisis
Today EU leaders have failed to address the urgent need for climate action, unable to agree on net-zero emissions by 2050. Instead Council conclusions aim for carbon neutrality “in line with the Paris Agreement” without including...
Forest offsets: California on the brink of a serious mistake
Six MEPs familiar with carbon markets urge California to reject forestry offset standard.
Using trees for cover
We mustn’t be fooled by fossil fuel giants’ latest offset plans.
Momentum for action on the climate emergency has appeared unstoppable in recent weeks.
Extinction Rebellion activists brought key parts of London to a standstill. ...
Primeval forests may have won in Slovakia’s election
Slovakia’s recent vote slows the spread of populism and offers hope for the nation’s primeval beech forests.
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.
Greta’s message is clear: don’t keep calm and don’t carry on
Forests can help safeguard our children’s futures
Fern’s offices will be closed on March 15 in solidarity with the school #Strike4Climate movement
Last summer, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year old Swedish girl started a lone strike outside of the Swedish Parliament to protest against lack of action on climate change. She had one simple ask, for the Swedish government to come up...
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...