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Media Release: The Bioeconomy is Bad for Biodiversity, Global Forest Coalition Warns

Obama’s Plan Bodes Ill for Human Rights and the Environment, New Report Finds As U.S. President Obama announced his new “National Bioeconomy Blueprint” today, the Global Forest Coalition [1] unveiled its report, “Bio-economy versus Biodiversity“[2]. The report’s conclusions differ sharply from the President’s “Blueprint,” alerting policy-makers to the serious negative impacts the so-called bioeconomy will have on forests, forest-dependent peoples, and biodiversity. The ‘bioeconomy’ promotes speculative markets for ecosystem-based products and services, which are increasingly promoted as a ‘green’ alternative …

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