PERMITTING CRIME: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging in Indonesia

PERMITTING CRIME: How palm oil expansion drives illegal logging in Indonesia, report by the Environmental Investigation Agency

50,000+ messages to UK minister and EU Commissioners to Save our Southern Forests

During a ‘National Day of Action to Save our Southern Forests’ more that 50,000 US citizens delivered messages to the UK Energy Minister Ed Davey requesting him to end the destruction of forests in the southern US caused by misguided renewable energy policies and subsidies in the UK which are driving the exponential growth of the use of ‘biomass’ to meet EU renewable energy targets.

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‘Washing out Diversity’: The Impact of Oil Palm Plantations on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), Indigenous People’s Livelihood and Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) In Palawan (the Philippines)

‘Washing out Diversity’: The Impact of Oil Palm Plantations on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), Indigenous People’s Livelihood and Community Conserved Areas (CCAs) in Palawan (the Philippines, report by ALDAW (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch)

Position Paper of La Vía Campesina: Environmental and Climate Justice Now!

Position Paper of La Vía Campesina: Environmental and Climate Justice Now!

 

Papua-Wide meeting calls for 10 year Moratorium on Plantation and Forestry Industries

Papua-Wide meeting calls for 10 year Moratorium on Plantation and Forestry Industries, See here for the list of organisations which signed the declaration

Avonmouth biomass gasifier plans defeated

avonmouth_biomass_city_hall_protest-1415228192Last night campaigners won a significant victory in their battle to stop a highly inefficient and polluting biomass gasifier in Avonmouth. Bristol City Councillors voted to reject Nexterra and Balfour Beatty’s planning application, despite it having been recommended for approval.

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Indonesia on the front line: Impacts of biofuel expansion for people, forests and climate

Indonesia on the front line: Impacts of biofuel expansion for people, forests and climate,  Briefing by Down to Earth, 11.11.11., Friends of the Earth Europe, Watch Indonesia!, Sawit Watch, Lembaga Gemawan and Rettet den Regenwald e.V.

Biofuelwatch briefing about the biomass plant proposed for Perth by Almondbank Park Power

Almondbank Power’s proposed biomass power plant in Perth: A high-risk experimental technology for burning trees

Open Letter to European Commission opposing biodiversity offsets

Open Letter to the European Commission signed by over 600 organisations and over 10,000 individuals opposing biodiversity offsetting

GE Trees: Columbus Day and the Colonization of Land, Trees and Genes

Photo credit Orin Langelle

Huffington Post article by Rachel Smolker

I spent the past several days participating in the Indigenous Environmental Network Campaign to Stop GE Trees Action Camp in the Qualla Boundary, homelands of the Eastern Band Cherokee in North Carolina. Participants included members of tribes across the Southeast, who came to learn about plans for growing genetically engineered trees on and/or adjacent to their territories.

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