Community members are this morning gathering at Tasmanian Executive Building calling for the protection of native forests and the ruling out of forest biomass burning.
Joining an International Day of Action on Forest Biomass Energy, Bob Brown Foundation is holding a snap action in Hobart to call 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 native forests to be prioritised for wildlife survival, climate benefits and biodiversity.
“Forests are not fuel. The world needs its forests for climate, community and biodiversity. Today’s international effort is focused on Europe, calling on the EU and its member countries to halt their unacceptable large scale biomass burning from forests and communities suffering the impacts. Here in Hobart, we are calling on our Premier Gutwein to rule out burning forests in furnaces for energy. It is a false and damaging climate solution,” Bob Brown Foundation’s Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said.