Groups: Sign on to stop GE Trees in Brazil

 

Photo: Anne Petermann/ Global Justice Ecology Project

Photo: Anne Petermann/ Global Justice Ecology Project

Campaign to STOP GE Trees – Sign On to Support the call by Brazilian and Latin American groups to reject G.E. eucalyptus trees:

Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano wants to commercially plant Genetically Modified eucalyptus in Brazil.  Suzano is responsible for large-scale landgrabbing and destruction of highly biodiverse forests, including in Maranhao.  Now, through their UK-registered subsidiary FutureGen, they want to be the first to commercialise GE trees in Brazil.  They claim that their GE eucalyptus will have higher yields and thus need less land – but in Brazil and elsewhere, higher yield tree plantations have always meant more profits for plantation companies and thus more, not less, land conversion.  Furthermore, high yields always mean more water use – in additon to the serious environmental risks of genetically engineering trees.

Plesae click here to read and sign the call on the Brazilian government to refuse Suzano permission for releasing their GE eucalyptus (organisations/groups only)!  See here for a background article by the World Rainforest Movement.

Stop Enabling Land Grabs: Agriculture Doesn’t Need World Bank’s Business Indicators.

Joint Statement: Stop Enabling Land Grabs: Agriculture Doesn’t Need World Bank’s Business Indicators, See here for list of supporting organisations

 

Calabar Declaration on oil palm monocultures

Calabar Declaration

Open Letter to the Committee on World Food Security

The Committee on World Food Security must not allow itself to be captured by biofuels interest groups, signed by 80 organisations and social networks worldwide

Indonesian Civil Society Petition to the European Parliament on Biofuels Policy

Indonesian Civil Society Petition to the European Parliament on Biofuels Policy

Modernising African Agriculture: Who Benefits?

Modernising African Agriculture: Who Benefits?

African Civil Society Statement on the G8′s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

For a solidarity statement by UK Civil Society groups, see here.

Leaked Master Plan for ProSAVANA programme in Northern Mozambique confirms worst fears

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International Open Letter: Converting coal plans to burn biomass only replaces one disaster with another

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For a list of UK-based organisations that support a protest against Drax’s coal-to-biomass conversion, please see http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/alerts/drax-protest/ .

Open Letter to the UN and its Institutions Related to Forest Issues

OPEN LETTER TO THE UN AND ITS INSTITUTIONS AND INITIATIVES RELATED TO FOREST ISSUES(FAO, CBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD AND UNFF)

21 March – the first ´International Day of Forests´

An appeal to urgently halt forest destruction, addressing the underlying causes

Statement and Declaration by Affected Community Members from Sime Darby and Golden Veroleum Concessions

Liberia: Statement and Declaration by Affected Community Members from Sime Darby and Golden Veroleum Concessions