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?
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:
Nagoya, Japan, 18 October 2010 -Environmental and social justice groups warn that incentives for wood-based bio-energy will trigger dramatic biodiversity loss, as forests and grasslands are converted to monocultures. The groups urge governments to immediately end subsidies and other support for bio energy production.