News Carbon Emissions

Scientists highlight carbon risk from Biomass energy

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 10:09

On 29 March 2012, BirdLife Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and FERN organized a breakfast event about correct carbon accounting. Several top scientists, amongst whom a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, told the audience that burning biomass for energy could release more carbon emissions than it saves.

Europe and Central Asia

Why temperate and boreal forests are important in the fight against climate change

Thu, 08/12/2011 - 22:15

BirdLife delegation member Mel Coath talks about why termperate and boreal forests are important in the fight against climate change and how they need to protected as part of any future deal (interview at the UNCCC COP17, December 2011, for OneWorld TV).

Solar, wind and ocean energy ‘greenest’ for Europe - but governments must do more for wildlife and climate

Tue, 22/11/2011 - 14:33

Energy from the sun, wind and oceans can be harnessed without harm to Europe’s birds and other wildlife, but European and national governments must step up to the challenge, according to a report released on Tuesday 22 November, in Brussels. Leading conservation body BirdLife Europe has added its voice to call for a renewables revolution to combat climate change.

Europe and Central Asia