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Working paper: The risks of large-scale biosequestration in the context of Carbon Dioxide Removal

9 Oct, 2017

Abstract The explicit reference to “a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases” (Art. 4) in the 2015 Paris Agreement has given a strong impetus to Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) proposals that aim to remove greenhouse gas emissions through bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS). While actual implementation of BECCS is still in a state of “infancy” according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, large-scale biosequestration in the form …

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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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