WORLD BANK HANDS OFF FORESTS

For Immediate Release December 10, 2007 Friends of the Earth International World Rainforest Movement Global Forest Coalition GJEP is the North American Focal Point of the Global Forest Coalition – WORLD BANK HANDS OFF FORESTS BALI (INDONESIA), Dec…. Read More

Indigenous Peoples Protest UNFCCC

For Immediate Release 7 December 2007 Indigenous Peoples Protest UNFCCC – Indigenous Peoples shut out of Climate Change Negotiations Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia – Indigenous peoples representing regions from around the world protested outside the climate negotiations today… Read More

Forest Stewardship Council at a crossroad: Veracel timber certification would be yet another disaster for FSC

For Immediate Release – September 17, 2007 Forest Stewardship Council at a crossroad: Veracel timber certification would be yet another disaster for FSC The wood-pulp producing company Veracel has applied for FSC certification of its tree plantations in… 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

An Ill-fated Day for the Environment: False Solutions to Food Crisis

For immediate release – World Environment Day, 5 June 2008 – An Ill-fated Day for the Environment: False Solutions to Food Crisis will Escalate Starvation, Accelerate Climate Change and Devastate Biodiversity Rome, Italy — The Global Forest Coalition,… Read More

International Biochar Conference Uses False Claims to Promote Dangerous Technology in the name of Climate Change Mitigation

Joint Press Release by Global Forest Coalition, Biofuelwatch (UK) and Global Justice Ecology Project Campaigners today warn that an international conference on biochar, which will be held in Newcastle, UK from 8 to 10 September, will be misleading… 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

‘Cap and trade’ climate scheme won’t work in US either, warn European environmental groups

16 April 2008 For immediate release With George Bush today expected to outline options for a ‘cap and trade’ scheme to tackle US greenhouse gas emissions, European environmental groups warned that a similar policy in the European Union… Read More

Groups Condemn Biofuels as “False Solution” During Brazil’s President Lula Tour of the Netherlands and Czech Republic

For Immediate Release 11 April 2008 Groups Condemn Biofuels as “False Solution” During Brazil’s President Lula Tour of the Netherlands and Czech Republic (Joint Release from Global Forest Coalition and Corporate Europe Observatory) The Netherlands –Criticism is mounting… Read More

Press Release Issued on Impacts of Biofuels

For Immediate Release 6 July 2007 Government Experts at UN Body Express Strong Concern About Biofuel Impacts on Biodiversity Paris, France–An overwhelming majority of governments, including Norway, Sweden, Germany and Indonesia expressed serious concerns about the risks of… Read More