Forest Watch March 2019
Citizens launch legal bid to stop damage caused by biomass
The EU is being taken to court over the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) by people concerned about the damage caused by burning forest biomass for power generation.
Commission moves toward suspending Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU
Human rights concerns, particularly surrounding land concessions in community forest areas, have prompted the Commission to take the initial steps toward suspending benefits.
Financial institutions must face up to the risks of investing in biomass
With financial institutions apparently confused about the environmental effects of burning forests for energy, would-be investors in biomass must avoid asking the fox about the status of the henhouse.