New Report spells out Potential Negative Impacts of Bioeconomy and Markets in Environmental Services on Women
Bonn/Bogota, 12 June 2013
A new report  by the Global Forest Coalition  was launched at a side event on equity in climate mitigation policies organized by GenderCC at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany . The report highlights the serious negative impacts that the proposed new ‘bioeconomy’ and existing markets in ‘environmental services’ could have on women around the world.
Bonn, Asuncion, 3 June 2013
As another round of climate talks  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’ .
The manual, which has been produced by the Global Forest Coalition , Critical Information Collective , Biofuelwatch , the ICCA Consortium  and Econexus  highlights the risks of REDD+  projects and large-scale bioenergy production schemes for communities. Many of these schemes have been associated with involuntary displacements of communities and other forms of so-called ‘green land grabbing’.
New York/Asuncion, 22 May 2013
On the occasion of International Day for Biodiversity and the start of UN talks on a possible sustainable development goal (SDG) on agriculture , a coalition of environmental NGOs has published a briefing paper to raise awareness of the negative impacts of rapidly expanding industrial livestock farming and large-scale cattle ranching on the world’s forests and biodiversity. Industrial animal agriculture cuts across multiple sectors, affecting land use, water, food security, public health, and climate change. But too often these intersections are overlooked. Read more »