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

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,