Cut Carbon Not Forests: Hard-Hitting Campaign Urges UK Policymakers to Build a True Clean Energy Economy and End Dirty Biomass Subsidies

Environmental advocacy groups join forces in fresh appeal for MPs to redirect biomass subsidies towards truly clean and renewable energy sources like solar and wind LONDON (22 June, 2020) – A coalition of environmental advocacy groups have launched Cut Carbon Not Forests, a hard-hitting campaign to expose the UK’s wasteful subsidies for companies that burn […]

Why We Need Climate Action Now

Guest post written by Raksha Doddabele, a Dogwood Alliance intern. One day, I want to take my children to the Smoky Mountains. We will turn over rocks to observe the wriggling critters underneath. We will plunge our feet into cool streams on hot summer days. We will hike up mountains and breathe the thinner air […]

Statement: EU Biodiversity Strategy Offers New Hope for Southern Forests

The EU announces a new Biodiversity Strategy including a review of its flawed biomass policy, creating opportunity for real climate action to protect standing forests Asheville, NC, USA – Late last week, the EU announced its new Biodiversity Strategy, which many are hailing as a landmark moment for European forests. The Strategy outlines land protection […]

Proforestation: Nature’s Climate Solution

On May 14th, I was invited to speak at a conference hosted by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) entitled: “Growing the Impact of Forest-Based Natural Climate Solutions in North America.” The other featured presenters included The Nature Conservancy, NWF, and the American Forest Foundation. Much of the focus was […]

Biomass report by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency slammed as a “greenwash” by international environmental organizations

For immediate release Amsterdam, 8th May, 2020– Today’s publication of a long-awaited biomass report by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has been greeted with alarm by international environmental organizations [1] who denounce its support for biomass subsidies in the face of strong evidence that those harm forests and the climate. The report, entitled “Availability and […]

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