Protect the Forest’s Lina Burnelius on COP26: “Do not listen to Sweden!”

Global attention tends to focus on the loss of tropical rainforests while the logging of carbon-rich primary and older forests in Canada, Russia and Sweden often is overlooked. Lina Burnelius, project leader and international coordinator at Protect the Forest, participated in a panel during the COP26 in Glasgow organized by Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC). 

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

Plans for burning Namibian wood in German power plants denounced

Open Letter sent to Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development A project which would see large quantities of Namibian wood burned in German power stations, starting with the Tiefstack coal plant in Hamburg, has attracted international criticism, with 40 development, environmental and social justice groups as well as scientists having sent an Open Letter to Germany’s

Scientists warn the EU: Burning trees is NOT carbon neutral and subsidies must end

Over 500 scientists are calling on both the EU and the new US administration to end the subsidies for the burning of wood since it is not carbon neutral. Instead they are calling for investments in mechanisms to protect forests as crucial carbon sinks and to prevent biodiversty loss. In a letter, the scientists write to the European Commission,