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Join the International Day of Action on Forest Biomass Energy, 24 November


We are taking part in an International Day of Action on Forest Biomass Energy on 24th November and need your help to make it a success.

A mass online action will flow around the world through the various time zones, starting in the Pacific, via Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe to the Americas. 

The focus is an important petition. Many thousands of individual signatures are needed to make a big impact, so we are asking you, your friends, family and colleagues to each sign the petition on the 24th November. You will be joining many people who care deeply in calling for change.

The petition calls for an end to subsidies and incentives for burning forest wood, for it to be excluded from renewable energy targets, and for the protection and restoration of forests to be prioritised for our health, the climate and biodiversity.

The target is the European Union and its member countries but this message must come from everywhere affected by Europe’s unacceptable large scale biomass burning and poor leadership – from forests and communities suffering the impacts, to other jurisdictions that are following in Europe’s footsteps – currently leading to a global escalation of this false and damaging climate solution.

This is going to be an exciting and important campaign event. 

We encourage you to post our graphics to your social media to spread the word and inspire people to join in. And when you’ve signed the petition on 24th November, have fun by posting a pic of yourselves with the hashtag #forestsarenotfuel, and encourage your friends to sign too. You can access the materials and resources for this here.

Please join us as we work together with organisations and people all over the world in this global push for change!

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