URGENT ALERT: Sign On to Stop USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Before July 5!

 The red cockaded woodpecker is one of the endangered species imperiled by the proposed development of GE eucalyptus plantations in its habitat in the US Southeast. Photo courtesy: USFWS Demand the USDA reject genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in the US… Read More

LISTEN: GMO Chestnuts Are Bad For Forests

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann provided the weekly Earth Minute segment for the Sojourner Truth Radio Show on Wednesday, discussing how genetically engineered American Chestnuts will be bad for forests if released into the wild. The Earth… Read More

Promoting Cutting Trees to Store Carbon? It’s 1984 All Over Again

NOTE: GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann and Daphne Wysham of SEEN co-founded the Durban Group for Climate Justice in 2004.  Daphne is an expert on climate policy and carbon trading.   Promoting cutting trees to store carbon! It’s… Read More

A Recipe for Burning the Planet. Cooked up by Kevin Conrad and the Aviation Industry

By Chris Lang Originally Published at Redd-Monitor.org For the past 10 years, Kevin Conrad has been working to push a carbon trading mechanism called REDD through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Last year, he turned his… Read More

Report warns of science-fiction solution being promoted at Paris Climate Conference

The following release and report from Biofuelwatch shows that relying on Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) as a quick-fix climate solution “is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.” The release coincides with the global climate negotiations in Paris…. Read More

Could Britain Open The Doors to GE Trees in Europe?

TheGuardian.com recently published, “With 90% of the UK’s ash trees about to be wiped out, could GM be the answer?” featuring quotes from GJEP director Anne Petermann on the “unpredictable effects” genetically engineered trees could have on forest ecosystems if… Read More

Analysis: How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down

  Today, in its article “How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down,” the Washington Post highlights the dangers of wood-based bioenergy and the subsidies that drive them–subsidies that have helped make the US “the… Read More