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Green Climate Fund Supports Deforestation in Paraguay

1 Mar, 2018

1 March, 2018: The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) [1] has approved a 90-million-dollar climate change project in Paraguay called “PROEZA” [2] at its Board meeting which concluded in South Korea today. Among other things, PROEZA will expand monoculture tree plantations to produce cheap bioenergy for the benefit of the soy industry.  Forest, farmers, and indigenous women’s organizations of Paraguay, members and allies of the Global Forest Coalition [3], have severely criticized this move stating that the project …

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Forest Cover 52 – The Burning Issue

21 Mar, 2017

Welcome to Forest Cover No. 52, the Global Forest Coalition newsletter that provides a space for Southern and Northern environmental justice activists to present their views on international forest-related policies.…

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Our land is worth more than carbon

15 Nov, 2016

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The Paris Agreement required the 196 Parties to the UN Climate Convention to limit temperature increases to 2° or 1.5°C below preindustrial levels. While COP21 benefitted from a high degree…

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COP 21: Victorious Corporations

14 Dec, 2015

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By Miguel Lovera* Negotiations to solve climate change started 23 years ago. Ever since then, a trend towards commercializing the problems and the solutions started to be identifiable. More and…

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