La Unión de Nativos Ayoreo de Paraguay se Manifiesta Ante una Nueva Situación que Afecta al Pueblo Ayoreo
This exhibition focuses on forest carbon projects, their potential impacts, and fairer and more effective alternatives. It shows how forest carbon offset projects in Africa, Asia and Meso-America have triggered violent evictions and caused fear and uncertainty amongst forest-dependent communities. Impacts are also felt in industrialized countries, by communities affected by the continued impacts of toxic pollution. Happily, there are alternatives that are more effective and more equitable, including Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved territories and Areas (ICCAs). These complement the alternatives approaches to neoliberalism that are emerging, based on the concepts of Buen Vivir, food sovereignty, energy sovereignty and wood sovereignty (see below).
Critical Information Collective, Global Forest Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project and Langelle Photography.
– Alternative ApproachesGlobal Forest Coalition
The ‘bioeconomy’ promotes speculative markets for ecosystem-based products and services, which are increasingly promoted as a ‘green’ alternative to the fossil fuel economy. Trading in ‘ecosystem services’ such as forest carbon offsets is accompanied by a massive expansion of wood-based bioenergy and other biomass-based products.
A Guide for journalists to proposals on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry and carbon trading for COP 16
Toolkit to help communities who are being asked to accept or engage in a market-based conservation project.
The impact of market-based conservation on Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women; summary report with the following five case studies.
By The Timberwatch Coalition
By: Alter Vida
(only in Spanish)
(only in Spanish)
By CENSAT Aqua Viva
By Juana Camacho Otero for Censat Agua Viva Foe-Colombia
By GFC and Comunidades Ecologistas La Ceiba Amigos de la Tierra Costa Rica
This paper mainly focusses on carbon trade and biodiversity offsets. Presented at the fifth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity
1 November 2007
Global Forest Coalition
(in Hindi only)
How ecotourism development capitalizes on areas that are conserved at the cost of communities in India
The social and environmental impact of the Holterberg plantations in the Netherlands
Rachel Smolker, Energy Justice Network COP11’s draft decision on impacts of biofuels on biodiversity, as discussed on Thursday, is remarkably meek in its recommendations on the issue of biodiversity impacts…
Today Monday 8 October, from 13:15 to 14:45 pm, Room Hitex 3
As the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 11) opens in Hyderabad, India, a diverse alliance of concerned environmental organizations highlight two massive…
Externalised costs and the harmful effects of industrial tree plantations need to be far better understood by governments in Africa and elsewhere around the world. The numerous social problems and negative…
August 30, 2012 Manila, PHILIPPINES – In a joint statement today, the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the Danggayan dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela (DAGAMI-Isabela), said that…
Today – in the “People’s Space” at the University of Kwazulu, in conjunction with the UNFCCC COP17, a workshop on agriculture and soils took place. Peasant farmers, most of them…
Massively increasing demand for “biomass” is resulting in land grabs and expansion of destructive industrial monocultures at the expense of forests, biodiversity and food production. Deepak Rughani and Rachel Smolker…
Ottawa, November 22, 2010. Whether we’re talking about global energy, climate change, food security or commodity trade – agriculture has quickly taken centre stage in the new global economy. It’s…