The plaintiffs, who come from parts of the world where established forests are being logged to produce wood pellets for bioenergy, highlighted a serious loophole in the accounting for emissions from forest burning, arguing that this practice is not carbon neutral.
Accused of being complicit in not only deforestation but also human right abuses in plantations, the European Union, of which France is a member, is keen to combat unsustainable imports, known as a key driver to deforestation.
Sourajit Aiyer –
In the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh, ditching chemical pesticides and fertilisers in favour of natural farming has led to big increases in output and income for farmers. So what's stopping nationwide adoption of soil-friendly natural farming, writes Sourajit Aiyer.
and Gretchen Ellison and Kelly Levin –
To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we'll need to not just reduce emissions, but actually remove some carbon dioxide from the sky, say WRI experts.
Advances in technology is making it possible to make the bioeconomy—defined as the agriculture and forestry industries—more sustainable without sacrificing productivity. Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute highlights examples of green growth.
Robin Hicks –
The ad, which was made by Greenpeace and rebadged by Iceland, was blocked from airing on television by the UK's ad watchdog because it broke rules on political advertising. Iceland says it is not anti-palm oil, 'we are anti-deforestation.'
Renewable Energy is central to sustainable economic development; it moderates growth of energy demand contributes towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly lowers dependency on oil. Renewable Energy ...