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GFC interviewed about the new Global Biodiversity Framework

Posted 21st December 2022 in [:en]2Media[:], GFC in the news

GFC’s Simone Lovera spoke with Inter-Press Service about the new Global Biodiversity Framework that came out of the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal (COP15) on Monday, December 19. In conversation with journalist Emilio Godoy, Lovera welcomed some of what was included in the last-minute agreement: [The accord] recognizes the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, and of women. It also includes a recommendation to withdraw subsidies and reduce public and private investments in destructive activities, such as large-scale cattle ranching …

Is the BRI in line with an “ecological civilization?” Whose future counts?

Posted 7th December 2022 in News, Forests and Climate Change, Extractive industries, tourism and infrastructure

By Allie Constantine (Global Forest Coalition) in ECO, Vol. 65 7 December 2022 China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), hailed as being a new strategy to connect the world with Asia through various forms of trade, suffers from a lack of transparency around some of its more negative impacts. Worryingly, human rights abuses and environmental concerns (including massive risk for biodiversity [1]) are often left unaddressed, as a new briefing paper by the Global Forest Coalition analyses. Disasters including flooding, …

Briefing: Is the BRI Congruous with COP15’s Promise of an “Ecological Civilisation”?

Posted 7th December 2022 in Resources and publications, Forests and Climate Change, Extractive industries, tourism and infrastructure, UNFCCC

As the parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) meet in Montreal, we’re looking at the need for real solutions to biodiversity loss and the big processes and factors that would seem to undermine the stated goals of the CBD. The Belt and Road Initiative is a massive infrastructure program that would have deep impacts on forests and other ecosystems on all continents, and specifically on Indigenous and local communities throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. What does this …

Whose Land, Whose Forests? The Gendered Impacts and Colonial Roots of Extractive Industries

Posted 30th August 2022 in Forest Cover, Resources and publications, Extractive industries, tourism and infrastructure

This issue of Forest Cover, Whose Land, Whose Forests? describes the harm that extractivist projects like mining and monoculture tree plantations are doing in communities across Africa and Asia and makes the connections between colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy. Produced by the Global Forest Coalition’s campaign on Extractive Industry, Tourism and Infrastructure (ETI), it includes six case studies based on on-the-ground research by several of our member organizations in very different parts of the world. But they have a common problem: …