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The Devastating Plantation Plans of the World Bank Forest Investment Program

Posted 26th May 2015 in Blog, Climate, Forests, Plantations, REDD

By Simone Lovera

Sometimes you expect the worst, and you are not disappointed.

When the World Bank Forest Investment Program (FIP) was established 6 years ago, we were skeptic to say the least, as Global Forest Coalition. The World Bank had funded (and continues to fund) numerous projects with a devastating impact on forests and forest dependent peoples. Putting them in charge of what is until now the largest global fund to invest in projects to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest …


Briefing Paper: What can Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women expect from Global Climate and Forests Funds in terms of their rights?

Posted 7th November 2014 in Forests, Indigenous Peoples, REDD

We are happy to announce the launch of a new briefing paper by the Global Forest Coalition entitled: What can Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women expect from Global Climate and Forests Funds in terms of their rights? An introduction and comparison of Safeguards and Participation Mechanisms 

As a result of the regime on ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks’ (REDD+) adopted by the UN …


46th issue of Forest Cover, the newsletter of the Global Forest Coalition

Posted 8th October 2014 in biodiversity, Climate change, COP19, Forests, Indigenous Peoples, REDD

In this new issue of Forest Cover 46 you will find an interesting editorial on the views of civil society in the Pacific about the 3rd United Nations Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) Conference, followed by a report from former GFC’s chairperson Miguel Lovera who attended the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO) in Rome last June. Likewise, Anatoly Lebedev from Russia brings some insights …