EU plans sweeping bioenergy review by end 2020

By |maj 19th, 2020|Biodiversity, bioeconomy, bioenergy, forests, News|

The European Commission intends to push a “transformative approach” to all forms of bioenergy – including biofuels and woody biomass – as part of a biodiversity strategy due to be unveiled on Wednesday (20 May).

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Tackling tropical deforestation: The need for EU leadership

By |maj 12th, 2020|deforestation, forests, imported deforestation, News|

The EU's commitment to introduce mandatory due diligence standards on companies importing products linked to environmental damage and human rights abuses deserves praise, write Darragh Conway and Alison Hoare. It now must be followed through, they argue.

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EU aims to ring-fence ‘old-growth forests’ in new biodiversity plan

By |maj 8th, 2020|Biodiversity, deforestation, forests, News, reforestation|

At least 10% of land – considerably more than the current 3% – will have to be declared “strictly protected areas” under a new EU biodiversity strategy due to be unveiled later this month.

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Von der Leyen’s first 100 days: Are Europe’s forests – and the climate – in good hands?

By |marec 10th, 2020|agroforestry, BECCS, Biodiversity, climate neutrality, forestry, forests, negative emission technologies, net zero, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The Green Deal promoted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has the potential to strengthen European, as well as global, forests and make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change, writes Hannah Mowat.

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Forestry seen as key to Russian climate change efforts

By |marec 6th, 2020|European Green Deal, forestry, forests, Lukoil, News, reforestation, Russia|

The country’s vast forests and marshes should play an important role in decarbonisation efforts, according to a 2035 outlook from Russian energy company Lukoil.

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Time to restore our forest heritage, not plant more lonely trees

By |januar 22nd, 2020|agroforestry, forests, News, reforestation|

Donald Trump surprised environmentalists when he announced the US would join the World Economic Forum’s one trillion tree planting initiative, writes Peter Wohlleben. However such schemes can turn into disasters if they aren't implemented the right way, he warns.

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Bioeconomy hype shouldn’t put biodiversity preservation at risk, experts say

By |januar 22nd, 2020|bioeconomy, biomass, CAP, coal, Electricity, European Green Deal, forests, News, Poland|

While experts claim that Poland could become key for the EU’s bioeconomy, scientists are calling for the sustainable use of forest resources in energy production. EURACTIV Poland reports.

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French forest industry not taking advantage of ever-growing forests

By |januar 17th, 2020|agroforestry, forests, France, News, timber, trade, wood|

The forest continues to expand in France, according to industry figures, but the industry is not making the most of it. EURACTIV France reports.

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Indigenous leaders urge EU to protect forest homeland

By |november 13th, 2019|Amazon, deforestation, forests, imported deforestation, logging, News, soy|

Brazilian indigenous leaders pleaded Tuesday (12 November) with European lawmakers to protect the Amazon and the communities living there, warning that the West's insatiable appetite was risking the health of the planet.

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Bioenergy, forestry sectors jump into EU’s green finance bandwagon

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|Biofuels, biogas, biomethane, forests, News|

Bioenergies, including wood, biofuels and forest-based industries, should be recognised under the EU’s draft sustainable finance taxonomy, in line with the recently-updated renewable energy directive, an industry coalition has claimed.

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