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Monoculture Tree Plantations: Fuelling the Climate Fire

9 Sep, 2017

 

Tree plantations often replace natural ecosystems, or lands that were in process of ecosystem restoration. The replacement of forests by tree plantations is one of the main threats to the world’s biodiversity. Monoculture tree plantations also have a negative impact on water sources, as they tend to require the use of agrochemicals, and often exist of species like Pine and Eucalyptus that require an excessive amount of water. Alien invasive species like Eucalyptus (if planted outside its country of origin, …

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Our food is not your business

6 May, 2017

Alternatives to unsustainable livestock and feedstock farming and the current corporate free trade model This briefing paper aims to contribute to the many ongoing efforts, actions, and discussions on alternatives…

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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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When Hope Avenges Mistrust

8 May, 2015

By: Miguel Lovera Ever since I read the masterpiece by Jan Ziegler “La Suisse Lave Plus Blanc” (“Swiss Whitewash”) in the early ‘90’s, I started to suspect that there was…

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Bioenergy and Forests

15 Apr, 2015

This editorial is part of Forest Cover issue nº47. If you want to read or download the rest of the articles please go to http://globalforestcoalition.org/resources/forest-cover-issues/forest-cover-47-bioenergy-special-edition By Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch, USA…

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Comments on FSC at Risk: Greenpeace Progress Report

6 May, 2014

This post is a reflection from one of GFC members on Greenpeace’s Progress Report on the Forest Stewardship Council which can be found here: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/forests/solutions/alternatives-to-forest-destruc/FSC-at-Risk/ During the 20 years since the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)…

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