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by Elmar Stellnberger

Propuesta legal de la UE debe detener la deforestación

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: es,
Type:
update
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Productos vinculados a deforestación como la carne de res, el aceite de palma y el cacao tendrán prohibido ingresar a la Unión Europea en virtud de una propuesta legal histórica. Sin embargo deja de lado la protección de ecosistemas frágiles como la sabana del Cerrado en Brasil y los humedales en el sudeste asiático, argumenta el director de Mighty Earth Europe. La propuesta actual tampoco se aplica al caucho. Para luchar con éxito contra la deforestación, los principales mercados como China y EE. UU. tendrían que hacer lo mismo y limpiar su cadena de suministro. Entre 1990 y 2008 el consumo de la UE originó el 10% de la deforestación mundial.

Alemania decididó suprimir el aceite de palma en los agrocombustibles hasta 2023. Esta ha sido una decisión atrasada. Francia eliminó el aceite de palma en los biocombustibles en 2020 y Austria en julio de 2021. Sin embargo en cuanto como conocido el uso de aceite de palma en las centrales elétricas no está incluido en la nueva decisión, ni aceite de palama como parte de aceites de fritura (vea salveaselva.org).




Proposta legal da UE deve parar o desmatamento

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: pt,
Type:
update
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Produtos ligados ao dematamento como carne bovina, óleo de palma e cacau dever ser proibidos de entrar na União Europeia por uma proposta legal histórica. No entanto, ainda deixa de fora a proteção de ecossistemas frágeis, como a savana do Cerrado no Brasil e os pântanos no sudeste da Ásia, argumenta el director do Mighty Earth Europe. A proposta atual também não se aplica à borracha. Para combater o desmatamento com sucesso os principais mercados como a China e os EUA precisariam seguir o exemplo e limpiar sua cadeia de suprimentos. Entre 1990 e 2008 o consumo da UE levou a 10% do desmatamento global.

A Alemanha decidiu eliminar o óleo de palma nos agrocombustíveis até 2023. Esta foi uma decisão atrasada. A França eliminou o óleo de palma dos biocombustíveis em 2020 e a Áustria em julho de 2021. No entanto, tanto quanto conhecido uso de óleo de palma em usinas de energia não está incluído na nova decisão, nem óleo de palma como parte de óleo para fritar (veja salveaselva.org).




EU legal proposal shall stop deforestation

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.

Products linked to deforestation like beef, palm oil and cocoa shall be banned from entering the European Union under a new landmark legal proposal. However it still leaves out other fragile ecosystems, such as Brazil’s Cerrado savannah and peatlands in south-east Asia, argues the director of Mighty Earth Europe. The current proposal also does not apply to rubber. In order to successfully fight deforestation major markets like China and the US would need to follow suit and also clean up their supply chains. Between 1990 and 2008 the EU consumption led to 10% of global deforestation.

Germany has decided to ban palm oil in agrofuels until 2023. This has been an overdue decision. France has eliminated palm oil in biofuels back in 2020 and Austria in July 2021. However as far as known use of palm oil by power plants is not included in the new decision, nor palm oil as part of old chip fat (see: salveaselva.org).




EU-Gesetzesvorschlag soll Entwaldung stoppen

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: de,
Type:
update
.

Rohstoffe wie Rindfleisch, Palmöl und Kakao wird man nach einem neuen Gesetzesvorschlag der EU nicht mehr in die Union importieren dürfen, wenn deren Gewinnung mit Entwaldung einhergeht. Auch verarbeitete Produkte sollen unter die Regelung fallen. Der Direktor von Might Earth Europe bemängelt aber daß fragile Lebensräume wie die Cerrado Steppe in Brasilien oder Torfmoore in Südostasien nicht unter die Regelung fallen. Derzeit erstreckt sich der Vorschlag auch nicht auf Kautschuk. Will man die Entwaldung effektiv bekämpfen, dann müßten auch große Märkte wie China und die USA dem Beispiel folgen und ihre Lieferketten aufräumen. Zwischen 1990 und 2008 hat die Konsumation innerhalb der EU zu 10% der weltweiten Entwaldung geführt.

Deutschland hatte beschlossen Palmöl bis 2023 aus Agrotreibstoffen zu verbannen. Frankreich hat das schon 2020 getan und Österreich im Juli 2021. Soweit bekannt bezieht sich die Regelung aber nicht auf Palmöl das in Kraftwerken verfeuert wird oder das Teil von altem Frittierfett ist (siehe: salveaselva.org).




COP26 Final declaration

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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In times of the COP21, Paris we could download and read the final declaration directly from the conference website. Things have become more complicated by the time. Currently a draft can be downloaded at:

Note that the draft still shows 'phase-out' of coal, though the final agreement was to 'phase-down' coal. In the following we cite from the first of these documents:

IV. Mitigation
16. Recognizes that the impacts of climate change will be much lower at the temperature increase of 1.5°C compared with 2°C, and resolves to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C;
17. Also recognizes that limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires rapid, deep and sustained reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions, including reducing global carbon dioxide emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 relative to the 2010 level and to net zero around mid-century, as well as deep reductions in other greenhouse gases;

19. Invites Parties to consider further actions to reduce by 2030 non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions, including methane;
20. Calls upon Parties to accelerate the development, deployment and dissemination of technologies, and the adoption of policies, to transition towards low-emission energy systems, including by rapidly scaling up the deployment of clean power generation and energy efficiency measures, including accelerating efforts towards the phase-out of unabated coal power and inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, recognizing the need for support towards a just transition;
21. Emphasizes the importance of protecting, conserving and restoring nature and ecosystems, including forests and other terrestrial and marine ecosystems, to achieve the long-term global goal of the Convention by acting as sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases and protecting biodiversity, while ensuring social and environmental safeguards;