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Les féministes à l’ANUE 4 poursuivent leur lutte pour le droit à un environnement sain et durable

Posted 16th mars 2019 in Defending Rights, Petitions and statements, Women2030, Justice de genre et forêts

Lors de la 4e réunion de l’Assemblée des Nations Unies pour l’environnement à Nairobi, au Kenya, les États membres ont approuvé une résolution historique visant à promouvoir l’égalité des sexes, ainsi que les droits humains et l’autonomisation des femmes et des filles dans la gouvernance environnementale. Continuer à lire en anglais… Reflecting on the outcomes of UNEA4, the Women’s Major Group offered the following statement: Feminists at UNEA4 Continue the Call for the Right to a Healthy and Sustainable Environment …


1.5 °C du point de vue de la communauté

Posted 3rd décembre 2018 in Forêts et Changement Climatique, Trade and other underlying causes of forest loss, Forest Cover, ressources et publications, Supporting Community Conservation

Alors que les gouvernements se réunissent une fois de plus pour une COP sur le climat, à Katowice, en Pologne, la revue Forest Cover 57 porte un regard critique sur le dernier rapport du GIEC (Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat) au sujet d’une augmentation de 1,5 °C du réchauffement planétaire. On y analyse ce qu’engendrerait l’atteinte d’une telle température du point de vue communautaire et on y plaide pour la conservation de la communauté en tant que moyen efficace, sûr et équitable afin d’éliminer le carbone de l’atmosphère. À l’aide d’évaluations participatives au sein des communautés, l’Initiative sur la résilience de la conservation communautaire démontre ce qu’apportent les approches fondées sur les droits humains sur le plan pratique et comment elles peuvent être utilisées en tant que modèle pour les efforts mondiaux de lutte contre les changements climatiques. Cette publication met en lumière les différentes alternatives communautaires tenant compte du genre, qui pourraient remplacer les voies technologiques monopolisées par les entreprises vers lesquelles le GIEC et la CCNUCC tentent de diriger le monde.


Fire and Plantations in Portugal: A case study on the risks of using tree plantations to remove carbon from the atmosphere

Posted 28th septembre 2018 in Actualités, ressources et publications, Forêts et Changement Climatique

We are pleased to share the following piece originally published in Science for the People, a recently revitalized organization of activists and scientists that published a bimonthly magazine from 1969 to 1989. This essay is part of a special issue on geoengineering in the lead up to the official relaunch of the publication, slated for early 2019. You can read the rest of the collection at Science for the People’s website or become a Patreon donor to receive a printable …


Les institutions de l’ONU doivent atteindre l’objectif de mettre un terme au déboisement d’ici à 2020, disent les organisations pour les forêts, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour la diversité biologique

Posted 22nd mai 2016 in Defending Rights, Press releases, Supporting Community Conservation, Forêts et Changement Climatique

22 mai 2016. En cette Journée internationale pour la diversité biologique, et à la veille de la réunion de l’Assemblée des Nations unies pour l’environnement prévue à Nairobi [1], la Coalition mondiale des forêts (GFC) [2] a rappelé aux décideurs [3] que la suppression du déboisement d’ici à 2020, prévu par l’objectif 15.2 des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) [4], et la restauration des forêts dirigée par les communautés, doivent être prioritaires pour lutter contre le changement climatique et la …


La nature et l’humanité, grandes perdantes de l’Accord de Paris

Posted 17th mai 2016 in Forêts et Changement Climatique, Actualités

Mary Louise Malig* C’est en grande pompe que l’Accord de Paris a été signé à New York : les signataires ont pu se serrer allègrement la main et se congratuler en clamant haut et fort « on l’a fait » – entendez par là, signé un accord historique sur le climat grâce auquel notre planète devrait échapper au chaos climatique. Cette semaine, les délégations gouvernementales et les organisations de la société civile reprennent leurs travaux à Bonn, à l’occasion des réunions de l’organe subsidiaire …


COP 21 : Sociétés victorieux

Posted 14th décembre 2015 in Actualités, Forêts et Changement Climatique

Par Miguel Lovera* Les négociations pour résoudre le changement climatique ont commencé il y a 23 ans. Depuis lors, une tendance vers la commercialisation des problèmes et des solutions a commencé à être identifiable. De plus en plus tendances néolibérales qui ont dominé les gouvernements des pays développés et quelques-autres importants en voie de développement – ont repris tous les aspects et approches du problème. Soudain, la société civile est également devenue submergé dans la même tourbière, connecté avec une …


Le mythe de la “neutralité carbone” de l’accord proposé sur le climat – nouveau rapport

Posted 8th décembre 2015 in Press releases, Forêts et Changement Climatique

Mardi 08 décembre, Paris: La Coalition Mondiale des Forêts (Global Forest Coalition) [1] lance aujourd’hui un nouveau rapport dans les discussions de Paris concernant le climat : “Biomythes, l’arnaque coûteuse en carbone de la bioénergie”[2]. Le rapport montre comment la promotion de la bioénergie de grande échelle en guise de remplacement des combustibles fossiles s’appuie sur le soi-disant mythe de sa “neutralité carbone”. « Accepter le fait que la bioénergie de grande échelle puisse être “carbone neutre” permettra aux centrales électriques …


Maputo Declaration of African Civil Society on Climate Justice

Posted 20th mai 2015 in Actualités, Forêts et Changement Climatique

Climate justice advocates, community peoples and mass movements’ representatives met in Maputo, Mozambique from 21-23 April 2015 to consider the roots, manifestations and impacts of climate change on Africa and to consider needed responses to the crises. At the end of the deliberations it was agreed that Africa is disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis although she has not significantly contributed to the problem. The conference also noted that the climate crisis is systemic in nature and is a result …


Bioenergy and Forests

Posted 15th avril 2015 in Actualités, Forêts et Changement Climatique

This editorial is part of Forest Cover issue nº47. If you want to read or download the rest of the articles please go to https://globalforestcoalition.org/resources/forest-cover-issues/forest-cover-47-bioenergy-special-edition By Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch, USA Board member of the Global Forest Coalition Forests continue to be caught in the climate crosshairs. On the one hand, REDD and forest offsets are promoted as ‘protecting carbon sinks’, with the potential to create profits for carbon market players. On the other hand, subsidies and targets for renewable energy …


New Report spells out Potential Negative Impacts of Bioeconomy and Markets in Environmental Services on Women

Posted 12th juin 2013 in Press releases, Forêts et Changement Climatique

Bonn/Bogota, 12 June 2013 A new report [1] by the Global Forest Coalition [2] was launched at a side event on equity in climate mitigation policies organized by GenderCC at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany [3]. The report highlights the serious negative impacts that the proposed new ‘bioeconomy’ and existing markets in ‘environmental services’ could have on women around the world.


Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration requires Massive Quantities of Biomass

Posted 10th janvier 2013 in Actualités, Forêts et Changement Climatique

Biofuelwatch has completed a new report on yet another technology that requires massive quantities of biomass, “BECCS”, or “Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration. The idea behind BECCS is that bioenergy (here referring to any and all forms, from corn ethanol to burning wood for electricity) is “carbon neutral” and that capturing the carbon emissions and burying them underground would render the process “carbon negative”. As such, many are advocating BECCS as a good candidate technology for climate geoengineering. IPCC …


GFC’s intervention during REDD+ discussion at CBD’s COP11

Posted 10th octobre 2012 in Actualités, Supporting Community Conservation, Forêts et Changement Climatique

GFC: Thank you Madam chairperson for allowing me this opportunity to speak.

We share concerns that REDD+ might not necessarily contribute to biodiversity and that the discussion should focus on preventing potential negative impacts of REDD+ on biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples, local communities and women. However, from an international legal point of view, we are well aware that any recommendations of this Convention to the UNFCCC can only be in the form of non-binding advice. We also share the concerns highlighted by the delegate of Bolivia and note that the REDD+ discussions are taking place in an FCCC working group that has not yet concluded its work, so the advice is rather premature, especially in the light of the current dire state the FCCC negotiations, which also has significant impacts as far as the expectations for financial support for REDD are concerned. It is highly unlikely that REDD+ will end up to be the gold-spinner it was originally assumed to be.

In that light we are highly surprised by the unbalanced approach that has been taken towards the implementation of these decisions of the 10th COP of the CBD, and the implementation of the decisions that relate to forest policy in general. The draft decision on forest ecosystems has even been deleted from the package of draft decisions, and under agenda item 5.2 we only find a bracketed decision noting that the very important decisions of COP10 could not be implemented due to lack of funding. We see this as an indicator that the question of which COP decisions are being implemented and which not is more and more dependent on the willingness of donor countries and private sector donors to provide voluntary contributions, thus giving a disproportionate influence of these donors over biodiversity policy making.

We fully support the observation by Brazil that forest policy is much more than REDD+, and we thus call upon countries to ensure sufficient financial resources for forest policy in general, including the expanded program of work on forest biodiversity of the CBD itself, and we hope this will be discussed on Thursday, when the CBD is expected to discuss its own forest work program. It is clear the secretariat needs sufficient core budget to be able to implement all COP decisions in a balanced manner, including in the field of forests, where we feel that implementation of the decisions of COP9 and COP10, including the decision to contribute to the elaboration of appropriate forest definition that excludes monoculture tree plantations, should be a first priority of the CBD. Synergy between conventions is highly important, but this requires integrated approach to the implementation of the CBDs expanded program of work on forest biodiversity and any other forest-related policies rather than providing non-binding advice to non-binding safeguards.

Lastly, in the interest of time we would also like to briefly address agenda item 11.2 and express our support to the position of the CBD Alliance, which calls on Parties to Reaffirm and strengthen the de facto moratorium in 2010 by NOT permitting open-air geoeongineering experiments that impact biodiversity; and affirm that there is currently no transparent, global and effective regulatory structure for oversight of geoengineering activities, and the CBD is the appropriate body to oversee governance of geoengineering.

Thank you.

Simone Lovera
executive director
Global Forest Coalition


UN Intersessional Report: How will the Green Economy affect women?

Posted 9th avril 2012 in Defending Rights, Supporting Community Conservation, Forêts et Changement Climatique

(cross-posted) Keith Brunner from Gears of Change Youth Media Project reports back from the side event “Women’s critical perspectives on the ‘green economy” carried out during the  UN Rio+20 intercessional (March25-27) at the UN headquarters in New York. The “green economy” will be a shot in the arm for ailing global markets- a rush of new commodities and investment frontiers, packaged neatly within a UN mandate for “sustainable development.” But how will it affect those who are already the most marginalized? This …


La Vía Campesina demands environmental and social justice, and respect for Mother Earth at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 16)

Posted 10th décembre 2010 in Forêts et Changement Climatique, Actualités

Españoles debajo Via Campesina Declaration in Cancún No agreement is better than a bad agreement: The people hold thousands of solutions in their hands Global Forum for Life, Environmental and Social Justice (December 4-10, 2010) (Photos, videos, news at www.viacampesina.org) Members of La Vía Campesina from more than thirty countries from all over the world united our thousands of struggles in Cancun to demand environmental and social justice, and respect for Mother Earth at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP …


International Day of Action for Climate Justice

Posted 7th décembre 2010 in Press releases, Forêts et Changement Climatique

  Press release – La Via Campesina See the full list of actions around the world (Cancun, 7 December 2010) Thousands of people affected by and concerned for the destruction of the environment, farmers, landless peasants, indigenous people and activists of all social sectors will take to the streets in Cancun as well as in other parts of the world as part of La Via Campesina’s Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on December 7. This march which will …


Thousand solutions to climate change!

Posted 13th septembre 2010 in Forêts et Changement Climatique

The people create thousands of solutions to confront climate change! Thousands of Cancuns for climate justice! La Via Campesina calls on social movements and all people to mobilize around the world.


Forêts et Changement Climatique

  Notre campagne sur les forêts, les arbres et le changement climatique s’oppose à la prise de contrôle des forêts, de la biodiversité et des processus politiques sur le climat à différents niveaux par les entreprises. Elle met également en lumière les différentes causes de la déforestation et de la transformation de terres en plantations d’arbres en monoculture, cette dernière ayant surgi lors du contexte d’atténuation climatique suite à l’Accord de Paris. Ceci inclut : La production de bioénergie et de …