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Groups Globally Oppose Plans to Burn Wood for Electricity Citing Impacts on Forests, Climate, Communities

24 Apr, 2013

For Immediate Release   24 April 2013 London, England – In conjunction with an action in London today outside of the Drax power plant, organizations and networks from around the world released an Open Letter expressing opposition to plans by UK utility Drax to burn nearly 16 million tonnes of mostly imported wood biomass, in a coal power station [1]. Drax is one of several European companies converting older power stations from burning coal to burning wood pellets or co-firing pellets …

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ACTION ALERT FROM NORTH BENGAL FORESTS

11 Mar, 2013

In the dense semi-evergreen forests of Chilapata in North Bengal Dooars, the Adibasi residents of the forest villages of the area once again face police action because they have challenged the forest…

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El Capitalismo Verde y el BID

12 Feb, 2013

 por Diego Rodríguez Panqueva (CENSAT-Agua Viva, GFC Latin American Focal Point) Recurrentes imágenes empresariales en alusión a lo ambiental y la preocupación por el futuro de la humanidad son el reflejo de…

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Biofuels: Is the CBD asleep at the wheel?

15 Oct, 2012

Rachel Smolker, Energy Justice Network COP11’s draft decision on impacts of biofuels on biodiversity, as discussed on Thursday, is remarkably meek in its recommendations on the issue of biodiversity impacts…

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GFC’s Biofuels Statement at COP11

12 Oct, 2012

Thank you chair, I am speaking on behalf of Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus, Timberwatch and other NGO members of the Global Forest Coalition. There is now significant scientific evidence of direct and…

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CJN! Intervention at SBI

6 Dec, 2010

Climate Justice Now Intervention at the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), at item 8, on technology transfer Delivered by Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group — Thank you Chair.  I will speak…

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Biofuelwatch in Cancun

3 Dec, 2010

Massively increasing demand for “biomass” is resulting in land grabs and expansion of destructive industrial monocultures at the expense of forests, biodiversity and food production.  Deepak Rughani and Rachel Smolker…

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