Europe’s renewable energy strategy will destroy forests and harm climate, scientists warn.
Independent 12th Sept 2018 read more »
EU climate law could cause ‘catastrophic’ deforestation. The climate law could suck in as much imported wood as Europe harvests each year because it will count energy created from the burning of whole trees as “carbon neutral”, according to several academics including a former vice-chair of the UN IPCC. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, who is now a climate sciences professor at Université Catholique de Louvain, said the risk of the directive encouraging tree clearances and the destruction of global carbon sinks was now “extremely high”.
Guardian 12th Sept 2018 read more »