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Biodiversity and Livelihoods under Attack from Industrial Bio-economy Strategy

25 Sep, 2012

  The EU is rapidly developing a new type of ‘post-fossil fuel’ economy, dubbed the ‘bio-economy’ (as described in the report “Bio-economies: the EU’s real ‘Green Economy’ agenda? 1), and numerous countries around the world – including the US, Canada, Japan, Brazil, India, China, Malaysia, and South Africa – are already following suit. But the implications of a rapid switch to bio-economies are stark – for biodiversity and forest, for the lives and livelihoods of those that depend upon those …

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Forest and Indigenous Groups Reject Cancún Forest Deal

29 Nov, 2010

Joint Press Release from Global Forest Coalition and Indigenous Environmental Network 26 November, 2010                                    REDD Will Violate Rights, Accelerate Emissions, Groups Warn Cancún, Mexico – Indigenous and environmental rights groups…

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European Tour on Woody Bioenergy

10 May, 2010

In May and June 2010, GFC organizes a European tour on the impact of wood-based bioenergy on forests, forest dependant people and the climate. Bioenergy is expected to meet most…

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