Unbelievable that SCA is planning to log unique pine forest

The Swedish forest company SCA wants to manage and log parts of a rare post-fire naturally regenerated pine forest with high conservation values and red-listed species at Stor-Mullberget in the province of Härjdedalen in Sweden. In a letter to SCA, two Swedish NGOs write that SCA’s planned measures are in conflict with both environmental objectives

NGOs and indigenous communities to the EU: Protect forests and remove forest biomass from Renewable Energy Directive

Today, on the International Day of Forests, 24 NGOs and 44 indigenous communities send an open letter to the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission and call on them to unite behind the best available science and remove forest biomass from the Renewable Energy Directive. They are also urged to protect EU’s

59 scientists: Protect forests and remove forest biomass from Renewable Energy Directive

In an open letter, 59 scientists from 17 countries write that forest biomass need to be removed from the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), and that massive efforts to protect and restore forests are needed: “We can’t wait 100 years for trees to grow back – we need to reduce emissions now.”   The open letter is a response to a

European Court of Justice: Sweden failed to protect species

The European Court of Justice announced (4 March 2021) that Sweden has not given sufficient consideration to species covered by the Habitats Directive. Stricter requirements when conducting interventions that affect the natural environment, such as wind turbines, road construction and forestry are now expected. “Protect the Forest Sweden has repeatedly brought this matter forward over

Aviation biofuels are not sustainable

 Photo: Manfred Irmer from Pixels. By 2030, 30 percent of the aviation fuel used in Sweden will consist of biofuels. This is proposed by the investigator Maria Wetterstrand appointed by the Swedish Government. The new investigation pays no attention to that biofuels emit carbon dioxide and that increased harvesting threatens biodiversity. By 2021, one percent