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NEW REPORT – A Global Overview of Wood-based Bioenergy: Production, Consumption, Trends and Impacts

Posted 10th December 2014 in agrofuels, bio energy, biodiversity, Forests

Lima, Perú – In the context of the different international negotiations, including the current UNFCCC’s COP20, bioenergy and an entire bioeconomy are promoted as solutions to climate and economic crisis. Underlying this is the premise that endless economic growth can and must be sustained, and that we can resolve these crises by simply substituting fossil for biological energy sources. This misguided approach distracts attention from real solutions, which must address the grossly unsustainable over­ consumption …

Frustrating Times in the Fight against Biofuel Burning and Deforestation

Posted 11th February 2014 in agrofuels, biodiversity, Biomass and Bioenergy, Blog, Forests, REDD, Underlying Causes of Forest Loss

By Missi Davis for the Global Forest Coalition

Forests cover nearly a third of the land on Earth, producing oxygen supporting a vast diversity of wildlife. Deforestation is responsible for around 15% of carbon emissions. Despite this, the planet loses 46-58 million square miles of forest every year. The global fight against deforestation continues to struggle against the rampant violation of the world’s forests. The fight against biofuel pollution has suffered a number of setbacks recently, unfortunately, and recent …

World Bank Must End Support for Honduran Palm Oil Company Implicated in Dozens of Murders

Posted 19th March 2013 in agrofuels, bio energy, Forests

Press release: Friends of the Earth International, Global Forest Coalition, Urgewald, Rights Action, Rettet den Regenwald/Rainforest Rescue, Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch

19th March 2013 – International NGOs have condemned a statement by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) [1] which defends the record of a Honduran palm oil company, Grupo Dinant, which is implicated in dozens of murders as well as other human rights abuses.  The IFC statement explicitly admits to supporting training for the company’s armed security guards.  …