Throughout the year, we really tried to help shape this debate: by alerting people to the dangers of following the wrong policy paths, and by presenting a positive vision for forests.
The early part of our year was spent transitioning campaigns around the EU’s new Renewable Energy Directive (RED) for the period 2021 -2030, and its new Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation as they are both now in the implementation stage.
We also did an investigation into forest destruction in Kuzbass in Siberia. This was a follow-up on our earlier work on forests and coal, and it revealed the deadly impact that coal mining is having on the indigenous Shor people and their forests, and how the EU is a huge market for coal from Kuzbass. Destroying forests for coal is obviously a double whammy in climate terms.
After that, we built towards big moments later in the year.