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42nd issue of Forest Cover, the newsletter of the Global Forest Coalition

Posted 14th February 2013 in biodiversity, CBD COP11, COP18, Forests, Indigenous Peoples, market based approaches

We present the 42nd version of the Global Forest Coalition’s newsletter in intergovernmental forest-related policy processes: Forest Cover no.42. In the editorial you can read about REDD+ developments and other fairy tales in Doha during COP18, followed by an analysis of the COP18 main happenings written by our Latin American Indigenous Focal Point; you will also find an article on the dangerous Bieconomy’s synthetic biology proposal which depicts some of its potential social …

UK Alleges it will Address Drivers of Climate Change – but Aims to Subsidise a Massive Expansion of Wood-based Biomass Industry

Posted 6th December 2012 in bio energy, COP18, Forests

Massive wood chip pile. Photo: GJEP, US.

Doha, Qatar – As negotiations failed to finalise an agreement on a controversial forest policy called REDD+ [1] during the ongoing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change talks in Doha, Qatar [2], forest groups published a letter challenging claims that the drivers of forest change are being addressed by countries within the REDD+ negotiations. 

Negotiations on REDD+ turned sour in Doha as developing countries realised they can expect very little funding for this highly …