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Bioenergy Burns Forests

March 20, 2017: The UNFAO’s “Forests and Energy” theme for this year’s International Day of Forests on March 21 misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as “sustainable” energy sources. This promotion by FAO comes despite evidence that bioenergy is increasingly contributing to the destruction of forests, and is no better for the climate than fossil fuels, say a large number of international environmental activist groups in a statement and letter to FAO released today.

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21 Mar, 2017
Posted in GFC in the news