Taking a Stand for Forests in the Baltics

Have you been inspired by Greta Thunberg? Is your family watching the jubilant climate parades and marches occurring in Denmark? Fired up by the kids leading school strikes on climate? Yes, I know, me too! It’s amazing. It’s meaningful. And, most importantly, it’s leading governments around the world to step up their response and #ActOnClimate. […]

Be Like the Netherlands: Country Hits the Brakes on Biomass

On World Wetlands Day, February 2nd, the Dutch government voted in favor of forest protection over forest destruction and overwhelmingly adopted a resolution to halt dirty biomass subsidies for burning forests in coal-fired power plants. This is great news for our Southern forests and a strong signal that we are winning!

Dutch Biomass Agreement Aims High But Misses the Mark

After 2 years of negotiations, Dutch NGO’s and Utility Companies agreed on a biomass policy for wood pellets currently burned for electricity. We in the Southern states know all too well that the drastic increase and scale of demand for wood pellets, driven by countries such as the Netherlands, have had devastating effects on forests and communities. Biomass policies from European countries must be more aggressive with timelines for adequate sustainability standards; our forests depend on it.