Nature Communications article shows ‘true colours’ of biochar advocates

Groups condemn implied land-grab for biochar

Press Release by African Biodiversity Network, Amigransa Venezuela, Biofuelwatch, CESTA (Friends of the Earth El Salvador), COECOCEIBA Costa Rica, Econexus, ETC Group, FASE  Brasil, Gaia Foundation, Global Forest Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project, Latin American Network against Monoculture Tree Plantations (RECOMA), Observatorio de Conflictos Ambientales (OLCA) Chile, Otros Mundos Mexico, Rettet den Regenwald, Salva la Selva, Save America’s Forests, Sobrevivencia (Friends of the Earth Paraguay) and World Rainforest Movement

[Note that subsequent to this press release one of the co-authors of the study confirmed that the area of land which the authors had assumed would be used for biochar production was significantly higher than that cited in this press release – a total of 556 million hectares]