Buffalo Infringement Festival: Free Documentary Showing on Indigenous Peoples, Forests Aug. 2 @ ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery

BUFFALO – Join Global Justice Ecology Project and ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art on Aug. 2 from 6-9 p.m. for a free movie showing featuring three short documentaries focused on the environment and indigenous peoples of Latin… 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

North American and Amazon Forest Lungs Shutting Down

Via Climate Nexus: Trees might suck a little less – The power of North American forests to become an effective mechanism to absorb carbon from the atmosphere could diminish due to global warming. According to a study in Ecology Letters,… Read More

The World Bank ‘Provisionally’ Approves the Democratic Republic of Congo’s REDD Programme

Originally published on Redd Monitor By Chris Lang Last week saw the 14th meeting of the Carbon Fund, part of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. At the meeting Costa Rica and the Democratic Republic of Congo… Read More

After Industrial Forest Conversions, Parts of Indonesia on Brink of Ecological Collapse

From The Jakarta Post: Java and other portions of Indonesia are experiencing a rapid increase in ecological disasters like floods and landslides as their forests have been decimated by industrial influence. Unruly permit issuance and rapid extractive industry… 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

Destructive Companies ‘Creating More Biodiversity’?

Originally published by the World Rainforest Movement: As we have already argued in previous bulletins, it is absurd to accept the idea that companies can freely destroy an area—for example to conduct mining activities—as long as they “offset”… Read More

NGOs call for the Swedish Energy Agency to cancel carbon Credit Purchase from Green Resources’ Monoculture Plantations in Uganda

 By Chris Lang 11 March 2016 Courtesy of Redd-Monitor.org Yesterday, a group of NGOs wrote to the Swedish Energy Agency calling for the Agency to cancel its contract to buy carbon credits from Green Resources’ plantations in Uganda. Green… Read More

Climate Expert says “We’ve Blown It… But Pessimism is Not Acceptable”

MongaBay.com recently published a piece titled, Naomi Oreskes on climate change: “We’ve blown it… but pessimism is not acceptable” by Justin Catanosa. Oreskes is the Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard… Read More

Deforestation is increasing in the Mai Ndombe REDD project area. And the project still sells carbon credits

 By Chris Lang The Mai N’dombe REDD project in the Democratic Republic of Congo covers about 300,000 hectares of forest. Project documents claim that without the project, the forest would be logged, and that communities in the area… Read More