In December 2018, the European Commission published a long-anticipated roadmap to “step up European Action against Deforestation”.
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.
46 groups - representing environmental, climate and social justice organisations in the main wood pellet exporting regions and elsewhere - are deeply concerned about proposals to permit Cordemais Power Station to be kept open beyond 2021 by burning a mix of biomass and coal.
On December 14, NGOs wrote to all agriculture Ministers regarding the development of plant proteins in the European Union.
The EU is in the process of deciding the accounting rules for land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) for the post-2020 period. The EU’s decision will have international significance. 21 NGOs send a letter to European legislators that they must take this responsibility seriously.
On October 18, European NGOs and networks, including Fern, sent an open letter to the Permanent Representation of Austria, on the occasion of the Austrian presidency, to make recommendations on the EU's upcoming protein plan. They include:
In 2012, the EU released the Communication, “Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe”, which is now in the process of being updated.
To avoid catastrophic climate change all sectors of the economy need to radically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.