UK commits £85m to tackle global deforestation

The commitment, made at the COP28 summit in Dubai, includes up to £35m to protect the Amazon rainforest through Brazil’s dedicated Amazon Fund

UK Government under fire for 2030 nature target

UK environmental organisations have criticised the government for its lack of evidence supporting its claim to be on track to meet its target of protecting 30% of land and sea

‘Carbon offset costs set to double by 2030’

Companies risk missing net zero targets as analysis indicates carbon offset costs could double by 2030

MPs say ‘time to rethink biomass subsidies’

This follows huge £893m profits from subsidies in 2021

EU bans goods linked to deforestation

New checks will now be in place before items are imported onto the continent – to understand their impact on forestry

‘GFANZ companies investing in sectors linked with deforestation’

This is to the tune of $8.5bn according to new research

UK spent almost £2bn on bioenergy subsidies in 2021

The UK has paid more subsidies to bioenergy than 11 other European countries analysed in a new report

The Carbon Column – Vertical farming, will it get off the ground?

In this article I look a vertical farming, an alternative method to reduce deforestation

Drax issues new statement on BBC Panorama’s ‘green energy scandal’ claims

A BBC programme had previously alleged that Drax was chopping trees from primary forests to use them as wood pellets in its power station

Drax cuts down primary forests in Canada, BBC investigation finds

BBC Panorama claims that some of the wood pellets which are being burnt at Drax Power Station to produce electricity come from primary forests in Canada