Bioenergy Petition: The Need for Climate Smart Forestry

The European Parliament is debating to stop recognizing primary forest biomass as renewable energy in the new revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED III). This means that biomass sourced directly from forests, such as thinnings, salvage wood, unmerchantable wood or forestry residues such as tops and branches would not be counted as renewable anymore, and that no support/incentives would be allowed for this.
Today the 12th of September, The EU Parliament will vote on this. Below, a petition that is being distributed, calling for scientists to sign this. The importance of scientists is emphasized as activists/NGOs always state that they are “backed by science”.
The arguments are in line with what IEA Bioenergy Task 45 has published in its paper on misconceptions around bioenergy last year.
Sign the petition and distribute it within your networks: