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UN Postpones Action to Halt Deforestation by 10 Years under Pressure from Industry

Posted 10th July 2015 in Forests, Media releases

[New York] The Global Forest Coalition [1] reacted furiously to the final draft of the Sustainable Development Goals released this week. Despite the fact that most Sustainable Development Goals were agreed upon in July 2014, the latest draft, which will be adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 as the heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda [2] has suddenly been tweaked to postpone a crucial target to halt deforestation by an entire decade, from 2020 to 2030. The Sustainable …

Biodiversity in suspense

Posted 9th November 2010 in biodiversity, Forest Management

By our executive director, Simone Lovera

Halfway the second week, everybody is holding its breath here at the Biodiversity Conference of the Parties: Will the 10th Conference of the Parties end up in a Copenhagen-style collapse?

Organizations protest market-based conservation at CBD COP10

Posted 9th November 2010 in biodiversity, market based conservation

On Tuesday 19 October, the second day of the Biodiversity Conference in Nagoya, Japan, organizations, including the Global Forest Coalition, protested against market-based conservation. A short report from our Executive Director, Simone Lovera: