Governments Prioritize Forest Exploitation, Many Governments Fail to Comply with CBD Mandate

For Immediate Release Tuesday, 20 May 2008 Governments Prioritize Forest Exploitation, Many Governments Fail to Comply with CBD Mandate Bonn, Germany — Global Forest Coalition [1] released a major report, “Forests and the Biodiversity Convention,” [2] at the… Read More

National Effort Launched to Stop Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Plantations in US Southeast

For Immediate Release May 10, 2007 National Effort Launched to Stop Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Plantations in US Southeast As the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) wraps up its annual convention in Boston, the STOP GE Trees Campaign and member… Read More

Biotech Industry Designs Nightmare Biofuels: Vancouver conference to promote genetically engineered trees for fuel

For immediate release September 10, 2008 Biotech Industry Designs Nightmare Biofuels Vancouver conference to promote genetically engineered trees for fuel Vancouver, BC, Canada – Today in Vancouver, major biotech corporations are meeting at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)… Read More

UN CBD Fails to Protect Forests from Genetically Engineered Trees

Bonn, Germany—Under heavy pressure from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand and Australia, the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ninth Conference of the Parties failed to pass a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment despite… Read More

GJEP/ STOP GE Trees Campaign Interventions at UN Biodiversity Convention

The following five interventions were made by Co-Director Anne Petermann to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ninth Conference of the Parties in support of a global ban on GE trees. The final intervention was never read since… Read More

Activists Symbolically Cut Frankentrees to Save Forests and Demand Ban on GE Trees

For more photos from the action, go to http://www.globaljusticeecology.org/gallery.php?catID Bonn, Germany–Activists today stepped up their campaign for a ban on genetically engineered trees when they symbolically cut Genetically Engineered frankentrees that attempted to invade a tree planting ceremony… Read More

Women Tell Forest Industry: Plantations are Not Forests!

Rheinsches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany On Friday evening, 23 May 2008, women from the Orange Bloc surprised the ‘German Forestry Council Forest and Wood For a Future With Life of Quality Get Together’ at their side event in the… Read More

Open Letter to UN CBD Scientific Body To Ban GE Trees

(Urgent from Global Justice Ecology Project and World Rainforest Movement of the Stop Genetically Engineered Trees Campaign) If your organization can sign on to this letter please email Ana Filippini at World Rainforest Movement by February 13. Open… Read More

Groups and Scientists Call for Halt to Releases of Genetically Engineered Trees

Bonn, Germany–Organizations and scientists [1] from around the world spoke today about their opposition to genetically engineered trees which will be negotiated at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ninth Conference of the Parties (CBD COP-9) beginning next… Read More

Organizations From Around the World Attend UN Convention on Biological Diversity In Bonn to Demand Protection for Ecosystems, Wildlife, Forests and…

Organizations From Around the World Attend UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Bonn to Demand Protection for Ecosystems, Wildlife, Forests and Indigenous Rights Compiled by Anne Petermann, Global Justice Ecology Project and Global Forest Coalition. Organizations around the… Read More