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Press Releases
December 19, 2017

This press release responds to EU Energy ministers failure to ensure #EUbioenergy is sustainable. By allowing large scale burning of trees for power they are likely to increase forest logging and emissions.

NGO Statements
December 18, 2017

In the Republic of Congo, the forestry sector is the second-largest contributor to the national economy after oil, and the principal employer after the government sector.

Press Releases
December 14, 2017

(Brussels), December 14, 2017 - Two years after the Paris Agreement was adopted, the EU today missed a golden chance to deploy its forests in the ght against climate change.

The EU today nalised carbon accounting rules on land and forests (known as the LULUCF Regulation). This is the rst attempt to amend legislation previously full of loopholes, and the new accounting rules o er greater transparency. They are marred however, by a serious lack of ambition. 

December 11, 2017

In early 2018, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote on a new Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). The current RED has encouraged forest destruction through the direct burning of ‘forest biomass’, a limited resource.

However, amendments are urgently needed to ensure public money isn’t wasted subsidising burning whole trees in inefficient power plants – which is bad for the climate and distorts markets.

EU Forest Watch
December 4, 2017

Kate Dooley was in Bonn, tracking the developments in the UN climate summit. She has written this overview of the talks from a forests perspective for Fern. 

November 29, 2017
To reach the Paris Agreement temperature target of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees we must preserve and restore forests. On 16 November 2017 our event looked at how forest restoration can be undertaken in a way that protects local people’s rights and consider ways to mobilise finances for protection and restoration.