'Global Reforestation Potential Map' Griscom et al (2017), CC BY-SA

Elizabeth Lewis (Newcastle University), Edouard Davin and Ronny Meir (both of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) discuss the impact that reforesting large parts of Europe would have on rainfall and climate.

The Economy, Land and Climate Podcast

 

Our first five podcast episodes are now live. Click on the button below to listen to our editors, Alasdair and Ed, interviewing scientists and activists on a range of topics, from Greenpeace’s Doug Parr on the threat of greenwash to NRDC’s Sasha Stashwick on the Biden administration’s climate plans and Professor Mike Norton of the European Science Academies on what transformative change means.

 
 
 
 
UK: Joint NGO Statement on Biomass for Net Zero

UK: Joint NGO Statement on Biomass for Net Zero

22 Environmental NGOs tell the UK Government that industrial-scale biomass burning in the power sector threatens climate action and should…
Will bioenergy with carbon capture (BECCS) work?

Will bioenergy with carbon capture (BECCS) work?

Ember's Phil Macdonald explains his report on BECCS at Drax. Will a future BECCS plant be eye-wateringly expensive and actually…
Mike Norton on "transformative change" and science policy

Mike Norton on "transformative change" and science policy

Edward Robinson speaks to Prof Michael Norton, outgoing director of the environment programme at the European Academies Science Advisory Council…
Greenpeace's Doug Parr on climate change policy

Greenpeace's Doug Parr on climate change policy

Alasdair MacEwen speaks to Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Head of Policy at Greenpeace UK about how climate policy has…
Food and the struggle for Africa’s sovereignty

Food and the struggle for Africa’s sovereignty

Jihen Chandoul argues that post-independence clarity on the link between food self-sufficiency and sovereignty offers lessons for today.
UK: Joint NGO Statement on BECCS

UK: Joint NGO Statement on BECCS

19 environmental NGOs warn the UK government about the risks associated with Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS)
What did the 2015 ‘Bioimpact Project' say about burning wood in the EU?

What did the 2015 ‘Bioimpact Project' say about burning wood in the EU?

Edward Robinson revisits the controversial 2015 study - examining a 2018 summary document that restates its findings.
Peat bogs: restoring them could slow climate change – and revive a forgotten world

Peat bogs: restoring them could slow climate change – and revive a forgotten world

Professor Ian Rotherham (of Sheffield Hallam University) explains why restoring peat bogs is so important for combating climate change via…
EU renewable energy policy subsidizes surge in logging of Estonia’s protected areas

EU renewable energy policy subsidizes surge in logging of Estonia’s protected areas

The survival of Europe’s most valuable – and threatened – wildlife and habitats depends on Natura 2000. By Siim Kuresoo…
The development of Common Agricultural Policy

The development of Common Agricultural Policy

Professor Wyn Grant assesses the historic influence and changes in Europe's CAP including its evolving attitude to climate change.
The EU should support efforts in Denmark and the Netherlands to stop wood-burning

The EU should support efforts in Denmark and the Netherlands to stop wood-burning

Annika Lund Gade, of Green Transition Denmark, and Peter de Jong, of Natuur & Milieu.
Should the UK end tax breaks on burning wood for power?

Should the UK end tax breaks on burning wood for power?

Phil MacDonald, of the clean energy think tank Ember, argues that it's time to end the nearly £1 billion per…
Forest bioenergy - key research

Forest bioenergy - key research

A regularly updated list of academic papers, links to think tank reports and other useful material on forest bioenergy.
Infographic - burning wood for energy

Infographic - burning wood for energy

Burning wood for heat and power doesn't make environmental or economic sense. This infographic shows why.
The climate impact of burning wood for energy

The climate impact of burning wood for energy

Burning wood for power and heat has climate impacts, as the plant growth needed to offset emissions grows too slowly…
The problem with burning wood for heat and power

The problem with burning wood for heat and power

There are manifold problems with treating forest bioenergy (wood) as a carbon-neutral fuel. Yet, a whole industry has emerged based…
Examining technical and nature-based options for Greenhouse Gas Recovery

Examining technical and nature-based options for Greenhouse Gas Recovery

Most integrated assessment models seeking to develop emissions pathways for the world to stay under a global average temperature rise…
A window of opportunity for biocontrol

A window of opportunity for biocontrol

The EU's new Biodiversity Strategy contains a vision of ecologically sustainable farming. This provides a window for biocontrol products.
The importance of forests to the carbon cycle

The importance of forests to the carbon cycle

Forests are carbon sinks, havens of biodiversity and a major part of the solution to climate change.

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