A Personal Response to IPCC Special Report on Pathways to 1.5 C

Rachel Smolker is codirector of Biofuelwatch where she works to raise awareness of the impacts of large scale bioenergy, the bioeconomy and biotechnology.  Her work has spanned from local grassroots organizing to participation in the United Nations conventions on… Read More

Report: Subsidies Should End For Many Types of Biomass

By Jocelyn Timperley Excerpted from the Carbon Brief   Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. The report adds that policymakers… Read More

IPCC Geo-Engineering Schemes Are Not Environmental Saviors

Lili Fuhr, heads the Ecology and Sustainable Development Department at the Heinrich Böll Foundation, recently published an editorial titled, “Radical Realism About Climate Change” on Project-Syndicate.org. In the piece, Fuhr argues that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate… Read More

Paris Climate Agreement Demands a Radical Transformation Rather Than Risky Technologies for Climate Protection

From Friends of the Earth: BERLIN/AECHEN – One week ahead of the coming-into-force of the Paris Climate Agreement, the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation (MISEREOR), Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), and the Heinrich Böll Foundation… Read More

Post-Paris Climate Talks: Implementation at Any Price

As chronicled in our Paris COP21 Blog section, there was good reason to be skeptical leading up to United Nations conference on climate change known as COP21, which was held in Paris last winter. In this piece published by… Read More

A successful climate summit, but no progress for climate justice?

The following post on Paris, from our friends at the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation, is very thoughtful and interesting, especially for anyone confused about how the outcomes of the UN Climate Conference in Paris can be described as both… Read More

No to 1.5oC with geoengineering!

Seemingly out of the blue (or rather, out of the black smog of the UNFCCC process), some of the largest historical culprits for climate change, countries including the United States, Canada and the European Union, have decided to… Read More

The Phantom of the COP21 opera: bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Note: GE tree scientists in Belgium and elsewhere are promoting genetically engineered poplars as a potential feedstock for Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage, or BECCS.  This ridiculous geoengineering scheme is thoroughly debunked by Oli Munnion from Campaign… Read More

Biomyths: Bioenergy carbon neutrality myth is a time bomb under proposed climate deal

8 Dec, 2015 The Global Forest Coalition [1] has launched a new report at the Paris climate talks today titled “Biomyths, the Costly Carbon Scam of Bioenergy”. [2] The report exposes how large-scale bioenergy is being promoted as a… Read More