In an interview with France24, Andre Faaij argues that the stalling of the EU's Nature Restoration Law is a "tragedy", as what it "wants to achieve is very important for future food production", as well as for reforestation.
"Today’s urban farmers don’t just grow food to eat; they also see urban agriculture as a way to increase the biodiversity in cities, bringing people from different backgrounds and age groups together, improving mental and physical health and regenerating derelict neighbourhoods".
More than 30 computers sit on the second floor of a former car museum west of Winnipeg, quietly working to mine bitcoin. The heat generated by those computers helps warm nearby plants in a makeshift greenhouse. (opens in new tab)
"Modern bioenergy is critical to meeting global climate change goals", say Kimmo Tiillikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland, and Fatih Birol, Executive Director of IEA, the International Energy Agency, 2018.
The Paris Agreement demands tougher action to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. We must, at the same time, prepare for the inevitable climate change that is already happening. In this context, current uses of land in the UK must change.