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Forests and biodiversity

Friends of the Earth International and member group publications on plantations, forests and climate change and agrofuels.

 

REDD Myths: executive summary

Friends of the Earth International, December 2009: A critical review of proposed mechanisms to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries.

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Carbon trading: a dangerous obsession - executive summary

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland, November 2009: A dangerous obsession focuses on the buying and selling of a new artificial commodity - the right to emit carbon dioxide. The UK and other developed country governments want to see this trade expanded into a massive worldwide market.

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Carbon trading: a dangerous obsession

Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland, November 2009: A dangerous obsession focuses on the buying and selling of a new artificial commodity - the right to emit carbon dioxide. The UK and other developed country governments want to see this trade expanded into a massive worldwide market.

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Accra Briefing: Forests are more than carbon

Friends of the Earth International, August 2008: To prevent dangerous climate change and land degradation, conserve biodiversity and safeguard the sustainable use of forests by local communities and Indigenous Peoples, any agreement must be designed to stop deforestation and degradation, not simply reduce or defer emissions.

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Carbon offsetting: a dangerous distraction

Friends of the Earth England Wales and Northern Ireland, June 2009: There is a growing and credible body of evidence and opinion that offsetting is not working; that it is undermining efforts to prevent dangerous climate change and supporting sustainable development; that it is profoundly unjust, and that it cannot successfully be reformed. This report draws together some of the key evidence to ensure this view is fully reflected in public debate and international talks.

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Women raise their voices against tree plantations

Friends of the Earth International, March 2009: The role of the European Union in disempowering women in the South.

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REDD myths

Friends of the Earth International, December 2008: A critical review of proposed mechanisms to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries.

REDD myths - Read More…

Malaysian palm oil: green gold or green wash? Executive summary

Friends of the Earth International, October 2008, : A commentary on the sustainability claims of Malaysia’s palm oil lobby, with a special focus on the state of Sarawak. Summary of the original report.

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malaysian palm oil: green gold or green wash?

Friends of the Earth International, October 2008: A commentary on the sustainability claims of Malaysia’s palm oil lobby, with a special focus on the state of Sarawak. Full report.

malaysian palm oil: green gold or green wash? - Read More…

Harvesting Harm: Agrofuels as a False Solution to Climate Change and Poverty

Friends of the Earth International, August 2008: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is now actively pursuing agrofuels as a clean energy and development strategy. But recent research shows that agrofuels are not a climate solution, and the additional negative impacts of large-scale agrofuels production on land use, ecosystems, and environmental health are substantial.

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fuelling destruction in latin america - the real price of agrofuels

Friends of the Earth International, September 2008: This report looks at current and proposed developments in a number of Southern and Central American countries, all of which are scaling up agrofuel production at alarming rates to meet domestic and, increasingly, export demand to supply diesel and gasoline to Europe and the US.

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the story of IIRSA

Friends of the Earth International, May 2008: Latin American people versus mega infrastructure projects and trade negotiations with the European Union.

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Harvesting Harm: Agrofuels as a False Solution to Climate Change and Poverty

Friends of the Earth U.S, April 2008: Brazil and Haiti: Policy Brief on the Inter-American Development Bank Agrofuels Strategy.

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Losing Ground: The human rights impacts of oil palm plantation expansion in Indonesia

Friends of the Earth England, Wales & Northern Ireland, LifeMosaic and Sawit Watch, February 2008: This report addresses the human rights impacts of oil palm plantation expansion in Indonesia.

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policy, practice, pride and prejudice

Friends of the Earth Netherlands, July 2007: Review of legal, environmental and social practices of oil palm plantation companies of the Wilmar Group in Sambas District, West Kalimantan (Indonesia).

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