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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:

EU bio-energy targets cause biodiversity loss

Posted 19th October 2010 in bio energy, Climate change

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.