Earth Minute: Plastics Ban or Ban on All Disposables?

Earth Minute: 12 June 2019 by Anne Petermann GJEP partners with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles for a weekly Earth Minute every Wednesday and an Earth Watch interview on Thursdays. On June 10th,… Read More

Hurricane Mitch, Climate Change and Assassination 20 Years On

Special Photo Essay on PhotoLanglle.org commemorates Findings of February 1999 Environmental Justice Delegation that Followed Hurricane Mitch From the Photo Essay: The following article was published twenty years ago in ACERCA NOTES when I was the coordinator of… Read More

Support for Livestock Sector is Subsidising Forest Destruction

GLOBAL FOREST COALITION – Aichi Target 3 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) states that subsidies and incentives that are harmful to biodiversity must be phased out or reformed by 2020. With discussions on the elimination of… Read More

Deforestation Driver of Hottest Day Temperatures Increase Across North America, Europe

The average hottest day of the year in Europe, North America and Asia has been made significantly more intense as a result of deforestation since the start of the industrial revolution, a study finds.   By Daisy Dunne… Read More

India: Plantations Uproot Women From Customary Forests

India’s programme to compensate for the destruction of forests for development projects is routinely setting up monoculture tree plantations on community commons. Women, who are mostly affected, are at the centre of its resistance. Woman collecting siali leafs…. Read More

Women on the Front Lines of Halting Deforestation

Judith Ncube, the chairperson of the Vusanani Cooperative in Plumtree, Zimbabwe. Credit: Sally Nyakanyanga   By Sally Nyakanyanga Via IPS   PLUMTREE, Zimbabwe, Jan 29 2018 (IPS) – In Zimbabwe, the bulk of rural communities and urban poor still get… Read More

Deforestation Raises Stakes as 500 Colombian Towns Face Landslide Risk

By Brigitte Leoni UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction   As the reported death toll from Saturday’s mudslide disaster rose to 273, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, extended his condolences to… Read More

EARTH MINUTE: Chilean Pulp and Paper Industry Taking Heat for Wildfires

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann spoke about the wildfires in Chile on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show for this week’s Earth Minute segment. Sojourner Truth airs every week on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles and streaming around the… Read More

Pulp and Paper Industry a Culprit in Spread of Chilean Wildfires

The wildfires in Chile that killed at least 11 people have been fueled by plantations of non-indigenous forests, such as eucalyptus and pine, according to biologists. “About 42% of the forest fires are in plantation forests, which are like matchboxes,”… Read More

Larry Lohmann: “The Problem is Not ‘Bad Baselines’ But the Concept of Counterfactual Baselines Itself”

Originally published on Redd-Monitor.org:   BY CHRIS LANG In June 2016, I wrote a post based on a paper published in the International Forestry Review titled, “The ‘virtual economy’ of REDD+ projects: does private certification of REDD+ projects… Read More