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Nature-based Solutions To Climate Change Harmful For Women, New Report Finds

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 6:47 am | Global Forest Coalition

1 November, 2021 -- Nature-based Solutions to climate change like forest carbon offsets cause significant environmental and social harm to women’s livelihoods around the world, cautions a new report by the Global Forest Coalition launched at ... More >>

Pulp And Paper Giant Denounced As The First Delivery Of Eucalyptus Arrives In Portugal From Mozambique

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 6:25 am | Global Forest Coalition

14 July 2021 --The first delivery of eucalyptus trees to Aveiro in Portugal from the port of Beira in Mozambique has been received with strong criticism by Mozambican and Portuguese groups and two international coalitions. The wood is from eucalyptus ... More >>

Alarm Over Costly And Polluting Conversion Of Pego Power Station In Portugal

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 6:25 am | Global Forest Coalition

21 June 2021 -- A coal power plant in Portugal that was supposed to be shut down could instead be converted into a biomass burning facility at great public expense, something activists say would harm communities and the climate. Pego’s main shareholder ... More >>

Corporate Influence At UN Summits Delivering A One-two Punch To Our Future, Briefing Says

Saturday, 22 May 2021, 5:43 am | Global Forest Coalition

21 May 2021 —The Global Forest Coalition is releasing tomorrow, on the International Day of Biological Diversity, a briefing called “Corporate Contagion: How the private sector is capturing the UN Food, Biodiversity and Climate Summits” that details ... More >>

Environmental Groups Denounce Deeply Flawed EU Consultation On The Climate Target Roadmap 2030

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 7:19 am | Global Forest Coalition

In a strong critique of the EU’s stakeholder consultation about potential major revisions to its climate policy, Global Forest Coalition, representing more than 100 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organisations around the world, accuses the European ... More >>

“Bioenergy Burns Forests”

Monday, 20 March 2017, 2:50 pm | Global Forest Coalition

March 20, 2017: The UNFAO’s [1] “Forests and Energy” theme for this year’s International Day of Forests on March 21 [2] misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as “sustainable” ... More >>

Report: Recognizing Indigenous Rights Conserves Forests

Friday, 12 April 2013, 10:29 am | Global Forest Coalition

The current logjam in the negotiations at the 10th session of the UN Forum on Forests regarding forest carbon offset markets and other funding mechanisms for forest conservation does not imply that deforestation cannot be halted, argues a new report by the Global ... More >>

UK supports wood-based biomass industry over climate action

Monday, 10 December 2012, 12:49 pm | Global Forest Coalition

As negotiations failed to finalise an agreement on a controversial forest policy called REDD+ during the ongoing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change talks in Doha, Qatar, forest groups published a letter challenging claims that the drivers ... More >>

What Really Happens When Forests are Commodified

Friday, 30 November 2012, 2:59 pm | Global Forest Coalition

For immediate release, 27 November 2012 Turning forests into fuel for the new 'bio-economy?' What Really Happens When Forests are Commodified - Voices From Around The World - A Video Repository [1] Doha, Qatar- As Governments gathering for the 18th Conference ... More >>

Activist Groups Denounce Bio-economy and Sustainable Biomass

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 11:58 am | Global Forest Coalition

Activist Groups Denounce Bio-economy and Sustainable Biomass Myth on International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations Asuncion/London/Edinburgh/Buffalo, 20 September 2012 On the occasion of the International Day of Protest Against Monoculture Tree ... More >>

The Most Outrageous REDD Fairy Tale

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 11:29 am | Global Forest Coalition

Durban, South Africa - Global Forest Coalition has published a series of "Grimm REDD Fairy Tales" [1] to assist delegates in distinguishing truth from fiction regarding the controversial program of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and ... More >>

Indigenous and Community Initiatives Offer Solutions

Friday, 2 December 2011, 1:54 pm | Global Forest Coalition

Local Communities Need Rights and Respect, Not REDD Studies show that the best guardians of forest lands are the people who live there. Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent peoples agree. Yet, all over the world, they are increasingly beset by policies and ... More >>

Forest Campaigners Denounce Forest Carbon Offsets

Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 11:14 am | Global Forest Coalition

Forest Campaigners Denounce REDD as a Grimm Fairy Tale;Indigenous Communities Declare Safeguards Will Not Work. At the inauguration of United Nations COP17, Global Forest Coalition has published a series of "Grimm REDD Fairy Tales" [1] to assist delegates ... More >>

World Forests Rapidly Disappearing

Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 12:06 pm | Global Forest Coalition

ROME, ITALY, MARCH 16 -- In a reaction to the alarming data released today in the 2009 State of the World's Forests report by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Friends of the Earth International [1] and the Global Forest Coalition [2], ... More >>

Groups unite to challenge the definition

Friday, 12 December 2008, 1:27 pm | Global Forest Coalition

Poznan, Poland (UN Climate Conference)-- Global Forest Coalition , The Wilderness Society , World Rainforest Movement , Global Justice Ecology Project , Via Campesina , the International Youth Delegation and the STOP GE Trees Campaign united today ... More >>

Agrofuels Threaten Indigenous Peoples in Paraguay

Friday, 12 December 2008, 1:11 pm | Global Forest Coalition

Paraguay--On both November 26 and 28 in the South of Amotocodie, anthropology and ecology experts of the Union of Native Ayoreo of Paraguay and the NGO Amotocodie Initiative with help from Ayoreo people from the village of Ijnapui hired by the ... More >>

UN Climate Deal Could Pay for Forest Destruction

Saturday, 6 December 2008, 1:28 pm | Global Forest Coalition

UN Climate Deal Could Pay for Forest Destruction Carbon Karma Fortune-telling Action Foretells REDD Profits More >>

Withdraw NGO Support To Responsible Soy Roundtable

Friday, 18 April 2008, 12:15 am | Global Forest Coalition

"Soy monoculture covers 21 million hectares in Brazil, the second largest world producer and exporter of soybean, soybean oil and soybean meal, and the largest exporter of value added soy as poultry, pork and beef," said Camila Moreno from Terra Di Direitos. More >>

Bali Outcomes Trample Indigenous Peoples Rights

Sunday, 16 December 2007, 9:18 am | Global Forest Coalition

As the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ends, Global Forest Coalition expresses great concern that market-based mechanisms promoted here do not give enough guarantees to indigenous peoples and forest dependent peoples to ensure their rights. More >>

Groups Protest World Bank At UN Climate Convention

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 10:19 am | Global Forest Coalition

Close to 100 people stood outside of the press conference facility chanting slogans and staging a die-in, with different people representing island nations, indigenous and women's groups, ecosystems and species that are threatened with annihilation. More >>





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