In-depth: Has the European Commission ‘politicised’ its green taxonomy?

The European Commission stands accused of succumbing to political pressure by including carve-outs for bioenergy and forestry in its list of ‘green’ investments published this month. Has it undermined the promise of a science-based taxonomy?

by Christian Ernhede
A long column of floating logs on Lake Saimaa, Finland. Campaigners and MEPs are disappointed by how forestry has been approached in the green taxonomy. Photo: Dea / V Giannella / Getty
A long column of floating logs on Lake Saimaa, Finland. Campaigners and MEPs are disappointed by how forestry has been approached in the green taxonomy. Photo: Dea / V Giannella / Getty

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