Closed petition Ban the burning of woodland/forest derived biomass for electricity generation

Examine in detail how burning forest/woodland timber releases carbon into the atmosphere which cannot be reabsorbed by new tree planting for many decades and so increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations at a point when they need to be reduced.

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Our planet's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are extremely high and measures need to be taken to prevent them from increasing any further to avoid hitting a climatic tipping point that will negatively affect humans and many other species.

The value of generating power through burning forest/woodland sourced biomass needs to be assessed against the loss of ecosystems services provided by managing woodlands/forests in such a way so as not to release carbon to the atmosphere. Ecosystem services being lost are climate regulation, biodiversity reduction, construction timber loss, flood mitigation.

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Tell MPs what you think about the Climate Assembly’s recommendations for net-zero emissions

MPs from six select committees of the House of Commons joined together to set up a citizens’ assembly on climate change to look at how the UK should reach its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The Climate Assembly UK brought together 108 people from across the UK. Together they were representative of the wider UK population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, educational level, where in the UK they live, whether they live in an urban or rural area, and how concerned they are about climate change.
They worked together to create recommendations to Government.

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MPs want to know what you and your communities think about the recommendations made by the assembly.

Discuss these questions with your school, workplace, family or community group and submit a joint response. It’s a great opportunity to hear others’ views on these issues and to share the outcomes of your discussions with MPs.

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Please return your responses by Friday 20th November 2020.  

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