Statement: BirdLife resumes activities in EU Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance

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Ariel Brunner, Senior Head of Policy of BirdLife Europe and Central Asia will resume his active engagement as a member of the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance (PSF).

On April 22nd 2021, BirdLife’s representative in the PSF suspended his activities in protest against the European Commission’s ‘Delegated Act’ greenwashing of unsustainable logging and bioenergy by stating that forestry (logging trees) and bioenergy (burning trees and crops for energy) make a “significant contribution to climate mitigation” and do “no significant harm” to biodiversity. This was done in an untransparent manner under heavy lobby by Member State governments and economic lobbies.

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