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The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service Interviews GFC’s Executive Director Simone Lovera

Posted 11th March 2014 in News, Defending Rights, Gender Justice and Forests, Forests and Climate Change

The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service Interviews GFC’s Executive Director Simone Lovera In this interview, UN-NGLS speaks with Simone Lovera, Director of the Global Forest Coalition (GFC), on a wide range of issues, including the interlinkages between women’s access to forests, protection of biodiversity, and poverty eradication. Ms. Lovera also reflects on a goal proposed by the Women’s Major Group during the 8th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, entitled “Conservation of Ecosystems and Sustainable Use of …


Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks

Posted 30th May 2013 in News, Forests and Climate Change

Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks This week in Asheville, N.C., the IUFRO “Tree Biotechnology” conference will meet. And the attendees will be met: by protests. Public opinion is unequivocally opposed to genetically engineered trees. When the South Carolina-based tree engineering company, ArborGen recently applied for deregulation of their freeze tolerant eucalyptus, APHIS responded by filing a “notice of intent” to conduct an environmental impact statement, and opened up for public comments on ArborGen’s petition. The comments the received were overwhelmingly …