On September 13 and 14, MEPs will vote in plenary the new Renewable Energy Directive. It is crucial for the future of forests in Europe and abroad that they remove forest biomass from the incentives.
Please, contact all your national MEPs now with our automatic tool and a set of recommendations for the vote. Feel free to add your own introduction in your national language!
Useful tweets to raise awereness
Our new series "Of Clearcuts and Birds" tells stories of Latvian, Estonian & Finnish forests.— BirdLife Europe & Central Asia (@BirdLifeEurope) September 6, 2022
Their incredible biodiversity is threatened by an insatiable hunger for wood.
Did you know that half of the wood used in the EU is burned for energy?
Chopping down forests and old trees to produce tiny wood pellets and energy, unheard of in the EU, huh?— BirdLife Europe & Central Asia (@BirdLifeEurope) April 5, 2022
That’s the lie of bioenergy.@ForestDefence just released an investigative report on the EU logging industries producing pellets & bioenergy. 20 EU countries are involved!
🌲🌳This #intlforestday we’re shining the light on 6 facts about our European forests that are in rapid decline due to “bioenergy”.— BirdLife Europe & Central Asia (@BirdLifeEurope) March 21, 2022
Bioenergy is the production of energy by burning wood and biomass. It has catastrophic impacts on our beloved forests.
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