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Working paper: The risks of large-scale biosequestration in the context of Carbon Dioxide Removal

Posted 28th January 2018 in bio energy, Biomass and Bioenergy, Climate Finance, Forests, Forests, Plantations, REDD, Resources and publications, Supporting Community Conservation

Abstract The explicit reference to “a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases” (Art. 4) in the 2015 Paris Agreement has given a strong impetus to Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) proposals that aim to remove greenhouse gas emissions through bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS). While actual implementation of BECCS is still in a state of “infancy” according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, large-scale biosequestration in the form …

21 September: GFC commemorates the international day of struggle against monoculture plantations

Posted 21st September 2017 in Featured post, Forests, Plantations

To mark this international day of struggle against monoculture tree plantations, we are publishing a striking photo essay about the role of eucalyptus plantations in Portugal’s awful forest fires, as well as an opinion article in the Ecologist Magazine. In it we emphasize the importance of conserving and restoring natural forests. Photo-essay Click here to see the complete photos and stories on our photo library Opinion article Click here to see the op-ed by Oliver Munnion La lucha sigue/the struggle continues! …

21 September – International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Posted 4th October 2010 in agrofuels, Forest Management

September 21 is International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations. On this day, environmental and social groups around the world call attention to the harmful effects of tree monocultures on biodiversity and local people.