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Aviation Emissions Under Scrutiny on Sustainable Tourism Day

22 May, 2017

22 May: Rapidly growing emissions from tourism related aviation, and proposals to offset these through fraudulent projects are a threat to biodiversity and communities, warns the Global Forest Coalition (GFC)[1] on International Day for Biodiversity [2], which has a special theme of ‘sustainable tourism,’ this year. Such fraudulent offsets also go against the Paris Climate Agreement say GFC.

Aviation emissions and potential offsets were informally discussed at last week’s climate talks in Bonn [3] when negotiators from about two hundred countries …

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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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Surviving Ten Days in Bonn

10 Jun, 2016

By Souparna Lahiri* The last time I survived more than a week in a climate meeting was during the inter-sessional in Bangkok in the September of 2009. But, that was,…

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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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