INTERNATIONAL: PLEASE CALL ON BARCLAYS TO STOP FUNDING DRAX
Please call on Barclays to stop funding Drax Plc, whose power station burns more wood than any other plant in the world and who are amongst the top two pellet producers globally.
UK: PLEASE SUPPORT CALL TO HALT USE OF FOOD FOR FUEL AS RECORD GLOBAL FOOD PRICES WORSEN HUNGER AND FOOD INSECURITY
Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine has pushed global food prices, which had already been high and rising, to record levels. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned of a “hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system”. In the UK, too, food price rises are worsening what was already the worst cost of living crisis in many decades, with a steep rise in the number of people unable to afford sufficient food. There is one simple measure that governments across Europe (including the UK) and North America can take today to relieve food prices: halting all mandates and subsidies for biofuels that rely on food crops. Please write to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport today, and please ask your friends and family to do the same.
SAY NO TO BURNING TREES FOR ENERGY IN UK – PETITION FROM CUT CARBON NOT FORESTS
UK: CUT CARBON NOT FORESTS CAMPAIGN
Please ask your MP to transfer UK renewable subsidies from tree burning in UK power stations to wind & solar power
We’re asking the UK Government to take urgent action to protect forests, wildlife, communities and the climate by transferring around £1 billion in UK renewable subsidies from tree burning in UK power stations like Drax to genuinely low-carbon renewables such as wind and solar power.
How to take action
Please ask your MP to help redirect UK renewable subsidies from tree burning to renewable wind & solar power: https://www.cutcarbonnotforests.org/email-your-mp/
You can find out more about the campaign here
OPEN LETTER FOR GROUPS TO CALL ON THE GOVERNMENT TO END BIOMASS SUBSIDIES
We are asking environmental and public health organisations, community groups and Trade Unions to support our Open Letter calling on the Government to redirect renewable subsidies from biomass burning to genuinely renewable energy.
Individuals can support the campaign by asking your MP to call on the Secretary of State to redirect the subsidies. Go to the Cut Carbon Not Forests website and click on “email your MP”.