Outcomes of the World Forestry Congress: The Same Old Industry S*%t

17 September 2015–by Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project & Coordinator of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees I am finally getting the chance to send out my analysis of the documents that came out of the… Read More

Latin American organizations protest the XIV FAO World Forestry Congress

Statement from the Latin America Network Against Monoculture Tree Plantations to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (F and the World Forestry Congress On the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress, organized by the FAO in Durban,… Read More

World Forestry Congress Redux: Final Blog Post from WFC in 2009

9 September 2015.  By Anne Petermann In this blog post, I am reprinting a blog that I wrote at the conclusion of the last World Forestry Congress which I attended in Buenos Aires in 2009.  Inside that sterile… Read More

¡Ricardo Carrere Presente!

9 September 2015.  By Anne Petermann This morning my blog post is dedicated to Ricardo Carrere, former Coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement, who passed away in 2011.  I met Ricardo here in Durban at the founding of the… Read More

The True Cost of Tree Plantations

by Anne Petermann, 8 September 2015 Today was an emotional day here in Durban at CSAP, the alternative peoples’ conference planned in parallel to the timber industry-dominated World Forestry Congress. Winnie Overbeek, Executive Director of World Rainforest Movement… Read More

Plantations are Not Forests

Today I am blogging from Durban South Africa where I am presenting at the Civil Society event organized as an alternative to the corporate and timber industry dominated World Forestry Congress, a project of the UN Food and Agriculture… Read More

GJEP Analysis of Events Around the World Forestry Congress in Durban

Anne Petermann, Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project was in Durban South Africa from September 5-12 for the Civil Society Alternative events organized in parallel with the XIV World Forestry Congress. Petermann attended the XIII WFC in Buenos… Read More