The new Renewable Energy Directive agreed on today will apply for the period 2021 – 2030 and will continue to incentivise current destructive practices: increasing forest harvests, the burning of whole trees and stumps, and large scale use of biomass in inefficient electricity installations.
A new report by forests and rights NGO Fern and Coal Action Network reveals the devastation that the expansion of coal mining in the Kuzbass region of southern Siberia is causing to the area’s indigenous Shor people and t
The EU missed a golden chance to deploy its forests in the fight against climate change.
A study published on March 16 by the European Commission offers a long-awaited blueprint for ending the European Union’s central role in agricultural deforestation – clearing forest
(Brussels) – 17 January 2018. The European Parliament today failed to help the climate by reversing the European Union’s (EU) disastrous bioenergy policy.
Finland’s industrial logging is already threatening the climate and its indigenous Sámi people, and yet last year the Finnish government confirmed
At a time when EU’s taxpayers are funding bioenergy projects that are worsening global warming and destroying forests, this press release shows how an international day of action on bioenergy galvanised environmentalists and citizens to call on influential EU Commissioners to ‘Make it Right’.
Released at the same time as Fern's new report Stolen Goods, this press release reveals that almost a quarter of the world trade in agricultural goods produced on land illegally cleared of forest is destined for the EU; the Netherlands, Italy, Germany