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Exhibition on Green Land Grabbing Launched

Posted 21st March 2014 in Forests, Uncategorized

On the occasion of International Forest Day, the Global Forest Coalition [1] in collaboration with Critical Information Collective [2], Global Justice Ecology Project [3], and Langelle Photography [4], launched an exhibition [5] that demonstrates the impacts of so-called ‘green land grabbing’ on local communities.

Green land grabbing is a relatively new phenomenon facilitated by forest carbon offset projects and other initiatives (forest carbon projects aim to use trees’ and plants’ ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as a …

Solidarity letter with the Peoples National Agricultural Strike convened by the Colombian people

Posted 10th September 2013 in Uncategorized

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Indigenous peoples organizations, NGOs, citizens of countries on all continents, members of the Global Forest Coalition (Global Forest Coalition, GFC[1]), express our strong support and solidarity with the Colombian peoples convened by the “Popular and Agrarian Strike”, especially rural people, workers and local communities suffering the impacts of agricultural and trade policies on their livelihoods and means of production, as well as the violation of their fundamental rights, which have forced them to …

Alternatives to Failed Forest Carbon Offset Schemes promoted at Climate Talks

Posted 3rd June 2013 in Uncategorized

Bonn, Asuncion, 3 June 2013

As another round of climate talks [1] opens today in Bonn, Germany, a coalition of human rights and forest groups have launched a manual for communities on alternatives to REDD+ and other forms of ‘green land grabbing’ [2].

The manual, which has been produced by the Global Forest Coalition [3], Critical Information Collective [4], Biofuelwatch [5], the ICCA Consortium [6] and Econexus [7] highlights the risks of …

Open Call to Join the Climate Space at the WSF in Tunisia

Posted 12th March 2013 in Uncategorized

Updated! Climate Space – World Social Forum – Tunis March 26-30/ 2013

Rethinking strategies to fight for our future

The 2013 World Social Forum will be held this March 26-30 in Tunisia, where only 2 years ago, a revolution began and resulted into a historic change that created a ripple effect in the region. Now Tunisia is an inspiration to movement, both old and new, across the globe.

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GFC welcomes New Chairperson: Dr. Andrey Laletin

Posted 15th November 2012 in Uncategorized

Global Forest Coalition warmly welcomes Dr. Andrey Laletin as the new Chairperson of its Board, following its 8th annual meeting in Hyderabad, India, in October 2012. Andrey is a Russian ecologist, and CEO and Chairman of the Council of Friends of the Siberian Forests, with whom he has worked for the last two decades. Andrey’s extensive experience incorporates international forest policy, protected areas management, Russian forestry and forest legislation, conservation and the sustainable use of forests, traditional forest knowledge, forest …

Campaign to Target Genetically Engineered Trees at Occupy Monsanto Conference

Posted 13th September 2012 in Uncategorized

St. Louis, MO–The Campaign to Stop GE Trees will participate in the Occupy Monsanto conference here on September 16-17 to sound the alarm about the dangers genetically engineered trees pose to communities, wildlife and forests. The campaign asserts that Monsanto is complicit in this emerging hazard.

Monsanto’s glyphosate-based RoundUp herbicide will be used to control weeds around trees that are genetically engineered to be “RoundUp Ready,” or resistant to that herbicide. Use of this …

Global Forest Coalition’s Annual Report 2011

Posted 12th September 2012 in Uncategorized


The Global Forest Coalition proudly presents its annual report for the year 2011. You will find a complete summary of our activities during 2011, read about our victories, our shortcomings and a lot more… Please enjoy it!


In memoriam – Graham Vahia, GFC’s focal point for Oceania

Posted 13th July 2012 in Uncategorized

Graham Vahia has shocked many of us through his untimely death at the young age of 37 in his Pacific home town of Honiara Solomon Islands on Friday July 6, 2012. He was an indigenous leader even at his young age and a committed fighter and defender for indigenous peoples’ and cultural rights all his life. He dedicated much to serving his peoples and local communities in the Solomons and the Pacific region.

Graham had served GFC for a number of …

The Republic of Paraguay is in Crisis – To National and International Public Opinion

Posted 28th June 2012 in Uncategorized

The Republic of Paraguay is in crisis. The institutional breakdown caused by the National Congress through a parliamentary coup, broke the democratic process that the people voted and elected in 2008. We believe that this attack against the legitimate government of Paraguay, elected at the polls, besides being a terrible reversal of democracy that affects all citizens Paraguayan democracy seriously threatens the entire region, as it stands as a destabilizing element for all of Latin America.

Activist Sandra Viviana Cuellar – One Year after her Disappearance in Cali, Colombia

Posted 17th February 2012 in Uncategorized

One year ago, on February 17th, 2011 Sandra Viviana Cuellar Gallego a 26-year-old environmental engineer and activist from Cali, Colombia disappeared. At the time of her disappearance, Sandra was on her way to the National University in Palmira, Valle del Cauca department. Her identity card and cell phone were found a few days later near the place where she was supposed to take a public bus. According to her family, Sandra may have been approached by criminals close to her …