COVID-19 Infections Rising in Brazilian Amazon

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement In Brazil, COVID-19 outbreak paves way for invasion of indigenous lands Mongabay 10 April 2020 Sam Cowie With outsider encroachment into indigenous reserves continuing to escalate in the Brazilian Amazon and the… Read More

Daily Maverick: COVID-19 = Capitalism + Ecological Destruction

Road construction into the Lacandon Rainforest, Chiapas, Mexico, 1996. Photo: Langelle/GJEP COVID-19 and Capitalism: ‘Pandemics… have their roots in environmental change and ecosystem disturbances’ Daily Maverick 24 Mar 2020 Dale T. McKinley As the escalating crisis of climate… Read More

March 21st Is International Day of Forests

Ancient redwood forest, northern California (2020) Photo: Petermann March 21st | UN International Day of Forests World Rainforest Movement 19 March 2020 In 2012, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared March 21st the International Day of Forests…. Read More

From GJEP: Taking Action and Understanding the Roots of Covid-19

Photo: Oil palm plantation invades the rainforest.  Photo: courtesy World Rainforest Movement Global Justice Ecology Project: About COVID-19 – Resources and Information Dear friends and supporters Global Justice Ecology Project, We, like you, are doing all we can… Read More

The Destruction Of Nature & Covid-19

A logger (employed by a South Korean multinational corporation) with a chainsaw in the Bosawas rainforest; the Bosawas is the largest rainforest north of the Amazon Basin.  Illegal logging threatens the rainforest’s biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples.  (Nicaragua 1997)… Read More

REDD-Monitor: Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor, Madagascar: “The economic viabilities of carbon offsetting are ridiculous”

Indigenous Peoples march with an anti-REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestion and Forest Degradation) banner in Durban, South Africa to protest the UN Climate Conference. Indigenous Peoples are especially at risk in carbon off-set schemes like REDD. Photo: Langelle… Read More

World Rainforest Movement: Dangerous Impacts of “Zero Deforestation”

African oil palm plantations. Photo: Langelle Communities facing Zero Deforestation pledges: the case of OLAM in Gabon World Rainforest Movement 19 February 2020 “Zero deforestation” pledges are one more idea in the list of voluntary initiatives created in… Read More

Earth Minute: Jet Blue Carbon Offsets

Photo courtesy: World Rainforest Movement, Bulletin 247   The Washington Post recently published an article that “Jet Blue plans to go completely carbon neutral on all U.S. Flights.” While this sounds like a delightful and guilt-free way to… Read More

WRM: Carbon markets rotten at the core!

Chile climate march on 12/6/19. Photo: Anne Petermann/GJEP Carbon markets rotten at the core! World Rainforest Movement December 6, 2019 The rules on the UN Paris Agreement’s Article 6 will define the extent to which carbon markets will… Read More