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Press Conference: HOME Alliance says ‘No’ to ‘Removals’ and Geoengineering

WHO: Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), ETC Group, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) WHERE: COP27, Press Conference Room 2 Luxor WHEN: Thursday, 17th November at 16:30-17:00 GMT+2 (local Egypt time) CONTACT: Laura Dunn, ETC Group (in Canada): +1 514 607 9979 / Björn Ecklundt, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (in Egypt): +49 160 91392672 / Cate Bonacini (in US): +1-510-520-9109 (WhatsApp/Signal) Sharm El Sheikh – The Hands Off Mother Earth …


Press Conference: HOME Alliance Says No to ‘Removals’ and Geoengineering in UNFCCC Article 6.4.

Posted 17th November 2022 in Forests and Climate Change, UNFCCC, Press releases

WHO: Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), ETC Group, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) WHERE: COP27, Press Conference Room 2 Luxor WHEN: Thursday, 17th November at 16:30-17:00 GMT+2 (local Egypt time) CONTACT: Laura Dunn, ETC Group (in Canada): +1 514 607 9979 / Björn Ecklundt, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (in Egypt): +49 160 91392672 / Cate Bonacini (in US): +1-510-520-9109 (WhatsApp/Signal) Sharm El Sheikh – The Hands Off Mother Earth Alliance (HOME) is coming together …


Delay, Distract and Deceive: BECCS Developments in South America, Africa and Asia

Posted 4th December 2023 in Forests and Climate Change

Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) technologies are among the most problematic in carbon removal geoengineering. This two-part series analyses the status of BECCS in South America, Africa, and Asia and shows that BECCS is far from being the silver bullet to climate change that some actors portray it to be.


Roots of Resilience Episode 2: Struggle and Hope

Posted 16th August 2023 in Forests and Climate Change, Podcasts

In this episode of Roots of Resilience, we hear that not only is change possible, but it is already happening. We speak with activists in Brazil and Uganda on the resistance to false solutions such as carbon capture projects and the negative impacts they impose on communities, particularly women in all their diversities. As well as first-hand information on the destructive nature of these projects, we also hear inspiring stories from the ground on paths to resistance and an equitable, just, and sustainable future for all.


Webinar on Carbon Removals: Unravelling the Real Story

Please join us on Tuesday 18 July at 12 pm UTC for the latest in our webinar series exploring the threats posed by false climate solutions to our forests, biodiversity, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and especially women in all their diversities. Register now to be part of the event — don’t miss this opportunity!   The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports paint a difficult path to 1.5°C and we are already seeing the …


Press Statement: Global North Must Immediately Divest From False Climate Solutions

Posted 6th June 2023 in Press releases, Petitions and statements, [:en]1Campaigns[:], Gender Justice and Forests, Forests and Climate Change, Defending Rights, Unsustainable Livestock Production

Global North Must Immediately Divest From False Climate Solutions Corporate co-opting of global climate policy is leading us to a climate catastrophe BONN, June 6, 2023 – UN member states must immediately end the financing of false climate solutions and their support via subsidies and other incentives, and shift flows towards genuine, gender-just and rights-based solutions capable of tackling the root causes of the climate crisis, the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) said today. Negotiators are gathering in Bonn, Germany from …


Campaign Briefing: Divest Public Climate Finance from False Solutions

Posted 5th June 2023 in Resources and publications, Forests and Climate Change

Divest Public Climate Finance from False Solutions: A Roadmap Towards Gender-Just & Real Climate Justice Download the briefer here: A Brief on the Urgent Need to Divest Public Climate Finance from False Solutions     This briefing paper outlines the need for an international campaign to halt the financing of false solutions to climate change by bilateral, multilateral and international development funds, including United Nations agencies. Climate finance must support real solutions to the climate crisis that recognise historical responsibility, …


Watch now: GFC’s Press Conference Calling for Urgent Divestment from False Solutions

Posted 5th June 2023 in Press releases, Forests and Climate Change, 2Media

As negotiators gather in Bonn, Germany for the Climate Change Conference (SB58) from June 5-15, the Global Forest Coalition (GFC) and member organizations organised a press conference on how the corporate co-opting of global climate policy is leading to inequitable policy and finance flows to false solutions and how these are being pushed into the UNFCCC agenda. As the IPCC reports show, these approaches – such as geoengineering, monoculture tree plantations, bioenergy and other market-based approaches, including carbon offset schemes …


Press release from Don’t Geoengineer Africa: A Warning Call from African Civil Society Organizations

Posted 17th February 2023 in Press releases, Forests and Climate Change, 2Media

Source: handsoffmotherearth.org 15 February, 2023–Civil Society Organizations that advocate for climate and environmental justice are calling on the African Union to not Geoengineer Africa ahead of the African Union Heads of States Summit to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, citing that geoengineering is a techno-fix that can only provide an excuse for Africa and the Global North to continue relying on fossil-fuel based energy generation in light of the ongoing climate emergency. Advancing geoengineering technologies distracts countries from their …


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Historical Deal for Biodiversity

Posted 10th January 2023 in Forests and Climate Change, Extractive industries, tourism and infrastructure

By Simone Lovera, published 29 December 2022 by Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung In German – Auf Deutsch lesen / In Russian – Читать на русском It was an awkward incident: right at the moment that the Chinese environment minister serving as chairman of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD COP15) wanted to adopt what has been touted as the “Paris Agreement of biodiversity”, the representative of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) asked for the floor …


Press conference: Billionaires versus Biodiversity: Is the CBD the New Twitter?

15 November at 16:00 Montreal — As high-level delegates arrive in Montreal for negotiations on the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), join experts from the CBD Alliance, the coalition of critical NGOs in the Convention, who will react on the biodiversity funding pledge that the Bezos Earth Fund is expected to announce, and present an overview and status update on negotiations on resource mobilization and the proposed Global Biodiversity Fund. Why is resource mobilization so important and what are the chief …


Climate Change and Corporate Capture versus Rights and Governance

A double side event organized by the CBD Alliance during CBD COP15 in Montreal, Canada 8 December, Conference Space, 18:00 – 21:00 Program: Climate and biodiversity and the risks of false solutions 18:00 – 19:30 Facilitator: Ana Di Pangracio, FARN, Argentina  Handaine Mohammed, Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee: Indigenous Peoples rights in COP27 and COP15 (tbc)  Nele Marien, Friends of the Earth International: How market-based solutions undermine both climate and biodiversity policy  Souparna Lahiri, Global Forest …


COP27 Peoples’ Declaration for Climate Justice

Posted 18th November 2022 in News, Forests and Climate Change, UNFCCC

17 November 2022, Sharm El Sheikh–Hundreds of climate activists, Indigenous representatives, human rights activists, environmental defenders, workers and feminist groups gathered today for the People’s Plenary at COP27. They signed a People’s Declaration for Climate Justice that includes demands to decolonize economies and societies, repay climate debt, and address global warming by reducing emissions to zero by 2030. The statement ends with a call for the release of the imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah and all other political prisoners. …


The Global Forest Coalition at COP27

Posted 15th November 2022 in Forests and Climate Change, UNFCCC

The Global Forest Coalition is present in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27 (November 6-18, 2022). We have 11 spokespersons on the ground and will speak at 8 events, where we will advocate for real solutions to the climate crisis. Here are all the details on what we’re up to!   Press conference 17 November PRESS CONFERENCE: HOME Alliance says no to ‘removals’ and geoengineering in UNFCCC Article 6.4   Event on 16 November Carbon Markets: A Barrier to Real …


STATEMENT: Africa is crying, our forest, our life!

Posted 12th November 2022 in [:en]1Campaigns[:], Forests and Climate Change, Extractive industries, tourism and infrastructure

Africa is crying, our forest, our life! Get up, stand up for a collective struggle against the expansion of extractivism By Kwami Kpondzo The time has come to free Africa from fossil fuels expansion and the burden of the climate crisis. Africa remains asphyxiated because of the persistence of climate change effects. The continent is being cooked by a rapid rise in temperature. The Working Group I report of IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which will be published next year, …


The End of False Solutions: Moving Towards Rights-Based and Gender Transformative Solutions to Climate Change

Posted 3rd November 2022 in Resources and publications, Forests and Climate Change, Forest Cover

False solutions to climate change are being increasingly called out and rejected by communities around the world. Real solutions that are rights-based and gender-transformative do exist, and they are the only way to prevent catastrophic global temperature rise. Policy-makers on forests and climate change must take these real solutions into account. Find out more in the latest issue of Forest Cover. Forest Cover 68 provides context on the difficult journey to achieving climate justice and the context in which GFC …


New GFC report shines a spotlight on devastating impacts of false climate solutions 

Posted 3rd November 2022 in Press releases, Forests and Climate Change, News

International Community Must End Greenwashing and Ensure Rights-Based, Gendered Response to Climate Crisis November 3, 2022, UTRECHT—The international community must reject false climate solutions including carbon offsetting and burning of forest biomass, and ensure a rights-based, gendered response to the climate crisis if we are to have any chance of reigning in rising global temperatures, the Global Forest Coalition said as government officials and civil society leaders prepare to gather in Sharm el-Sheikh for the United Nations’ COP27 climate conference next …