A large percentage of renewable energy worldwide comes from burning wood, which is commonly subsidized as “zero carbon” even though emissions can be greater than from fossil fuels and increased demand for wood fuel is destroying critical forest ecosystems.
Join us for the first of two 1-hour events exploring the impact of the wood-burning industry on forests, communities, and the climate.
The event will include:
A 30-minute screening of BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?, an award-winning 2017 documentary on the biomass and wood-pellet industry
A 30-minute panel discussion with experts including Mary Booth, director of the Partnership for Policy Integrity, Nick Bell, forest campaigner with SOS Forêt France, and “Burned” film-maker Lisa Merton.
We’ll talk about the lawsuit filed this year against the European Union for promoting forest biomass as climate-friendly in the new Renewable Energy Directive.
This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP (click here) is recommended.
This event is part of the Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions program of Climate Week NYC.