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Post-Paris Plantations Will Devastate the Environment, Warn Activists on International Day Against Monoculture Plantations

21 Sep, 2016

International Day Against Monoculture Plantations

Latest plans by the EU and many other countries to include establishment of monoculture tree plantations in their climate action plans to implement the Paris Agreement will lead to dramatic impacts on biodiversity, rural communities and the effectiveness of the Paris Agreement itself, warns the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) (1) on the occassion of the International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations (2). In recent proposals, the European Commission has allowed EU countries to use carbon credits generated by afforestation projects …

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COP 21: Victorious Corporations

14 Dec, 2015

cop 21

By Miguel Lovera* Negotiations to solve climate change started 23 years ago. Ever since then, a trend towards commercializing the problems and the solutions started to be identifiable. More and…

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COP21: We have a Deal…

11 Dec, 2015

cop 21 we have a deal

By Souparna Lahiri   The negotiations are almost over. Governments, civil society, media, NGOs, INGOs, BINGOs have all come out with their demands, expectations and postures. A few caucus of…

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