Thank you to everyone who took part in an in person or online action on Friday 22nd October 2022. Together we were able to raise awareness of the global environmental and social impacts of burning Forest Biomass.
Downing Street petition hand in
The Cut Carbon Not Forests (CCNF) coalition, which Biofuelwatch is a part of, handed in its petition to no. 10 Downing Street. The petition was signed by 44,000 people calling on the UK government to “say no to burning trees for energy”. The hand in was led by Biofuelwatch staff member Merry, co-director Deepak and long term volunteer Pete, all pictured below, along with Stuart Boothman of Friends of the Earth in the left hand photo and SNP MP John McNally in the one on the right:
Liverpool and York
Biofuelwatch focused its attentions on Barclays which is helping to fund the UK’s single largest carbon emitter, and the world’s largest tree burning power station, Drax. Protestors took part in actions in York and Liverpool as part of the Stop Burning Trees Coalition, which Axe Drax and Biofuelwatch are a part of. You can also read reports in the Liverpool Echo and York press by clicking the buttons below.
Thanet Green Party
Thanet Green party held an action at the entrance of Discovery Park in Sandwich against the biomass plant at the site, you can read more about this in the report below:
You can click the link below to see some of the highlights of the wave of events around the world on the International Day of Action on Big Biomass. Actions took place In Australia, Indonesia, Nepal, Japan and the USA, with online events bringing in communities from African and Latin American countries, while many online and in person actions were held in European countries.