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Forests, Trees and Climate Change

Our Forests, Trees and Climate Change campaign focuses on the drivers of forest loss and land conversion to monoculture tree plantations that have arisen in the post-Paris Agreement climate mitigation context. This includes bioenergy generation to meet renewable energy targets, climate mitigation approaches centred around afforestation and carbon markets, and climate finance that is increasingly led by the private sector and directed towards commercial tree plantations. These three key areas of work tie together the vital struggles that our member groups are engaged in locally, with national and international-level advocacy that we engage in with our allies as a coalition, particularly concerning the UNFCCC, international climate finance mechanisms, global campaigns against the expansion of industrial bioenergy, and genetically engineered trees.

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Forest Cover 55 – The big four drivers of deforestation: beef, soy, wood and palm oil

12 Apr 2018

Forest Cover 55 – The big four drivers of deforestation: beef, soy, wood and palm oil

Welcome to Forest Cover No. 55. Forest Cover is Global Forest Coalition’s newsletter. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. Forest Cover 55 looks at trade in just four key commodities—beef, soy, wood, and palm oil—which together are the main drivers of deforestation in the world. Demand for these commodities is leading to huge swathes of forest being replaced by vast monoculture plantations and pasture, especially in …

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