Green-baiting Lawmakers Accusing Environmentalists of Doubling as ‘Foreign Agents’

Some U.S. nonprofits are praising China’s anti-pollution efforts. AP Photo/Andy Wong James A. Holtkamp, University of Utah Two congressional committees led by prominent Republicans are looking into whether some U.S. environmental groups are acting on behalf of foreign… Read More

Forest Activists Celebrate Collapse of WTO and EU-Mercosur Negotiations

15 Dec, Buenos Aires: The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) [1] celebrated the failure of two key trade negotiations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, to reach a successful conclusion during negotiations in Argentina [2]…. Read More

Conservation Gone Wrong: Converting Tibet’s Qinghai Plateau into a National Park

This is an example of conservation gone wrong. Very, very wrong. Conservation strategies that involve forced displacement of rural, land-based and Indigenous communities are nothing new and stem from a twisted worldview in which humans and nature have… Read More

State Owned Enterprise ChemChina Cleared to Take Over Syngenta

Reuters recently reported that a “U.S. national security panel has cleared ChemChina’s $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta (SYNN.S), the companies said, boosting chances that the largest foreign acquisition ever by a Chinese company… Read More

Analysis: EU Decision Process Hinders Use of Genetically Modified Trees

By Anne Petermann  In this confused little piece, GE tree researchers in the EU arguing for more lax regulations on GE trees also point out why more stringent requirements are needed. The article point outs, for example, that… Read More

Climate Justice: More ‘hot air’ from Heads of States as Climate Summit opens

IBON International Updates #7 (Paris, France, December 1, 2015) – Over 130 Heads of State have arrived in Paris in an attempt to sign a new global agreement, amidst high expectations of people all around the world for… Read More