VIDEO: Forests for Life, not Business

This video forms part of the “Direct actions and Defense of the local Commons” series of the Biosphere Defense Project at the International Institute for Climate Action and Theory. It charts participants reflections and calls for change during… 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

Earth Minute: Reporting from The World Forestry Conference in Durban, South Africa

Today, I am reporting from Durban, South Africa, where I am presenting at the people’s alternative event, organized to oppose the corporate and timber industry dominated World Forestry Congress, a project of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. last night,… 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

Declaration against REDD to be presented at World Forestry Congress

We, local communities, peasants movements, Indigenous Peoples and civil society organizations from Africa and all over the world, call upon the United Nations, the World Forestry Congress, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Bank and states… Read More