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Forests and biodiversity

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

 

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

An analysis of the ‘sustainable intensification’ of agriculture

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Food not fuel: agrofuels, food prices and hunger

This briefing gives a summary of how agrofuels impact food prices and what this means for the world’s poorest people.

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Nature is not for sale

An overview of what happens when you treat nature as a commodity, who is responsible and why it needs to stop. Also available in French and Spanish on the website of Amis de la Tierre http://www.amisdelaterre.org/Campagne-La-nature-n-est-pas-a.html

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Lords of the Land: Analysis of Land Grabbing in Mozambique

Friends of the Earth Mozambique and the National Farmers Union of Mozambique, March 2011: This report uses case studies to analyse the practice of land grabbing taking place in Mozambique.

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Land, life and justice

How land grabbing in Uganda is affecting the environment, livelihoods and food sovereignty of communities

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Farming money

Friends of the Earth Europe, January 2012: How European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries.

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In the REDD: Australia's carbon offset project in central Kalimantan

Friends of the Earth International, December 2011: This report was researched by campaigners in Friends of the Earth Australia who visited Indonesia to examine the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership, the world's first large scale REDD pilot project that was set up between Australia and Indonesia.

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our climate is not for sale

Friends of the Earth International, November 2011: Carbon markets briefing. The threat of carbon market expansion at cop 17.

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community rights, corporate wrongs

Friends of the Earth International, October 2011: Friends of the Earth International promotes the respect and enforcement of community rights as a means to resist corporate power and create social change. Our member groups around the world are working closely with local communities, demanding a just transition towards sustainable rural and urban societies, in contrast to the current profit-driven, neoliberal paradigm. This report focuses on campaigns that have the defence and enforcement of community rights at the heart of their struggles.

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women and food sovereignty

Friends of the Earth International, July 2011: Voices of rural women of the south. This publication aims to present testimonies that reflect the situation of rural women in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The voices of these workers of the land highlight the unbalanced nature of gender relations in rural societies throughout these three continents.

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For the land that feeds us

Friends of the Earth International, July 2011: Struggles and achievements in building food sovereignty and local diversity. This publication has several aims, from highlighting the role that peasant women and men, indigenous people, and young people play in the improvement, use, conservation and defense of biodiversity, through to showing the strategic role that agroecological and family, peasant and urban agricultural practices play in the defense of territory and resistance against the advance of monocultures and other extractive industries.

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jatropha: money doesn't grow on trees

Friends of the Earth International, January 2011: Jatropha is still being touted as a biofuel wonder crop. But there is evidence that jatropha does not deliver on its promises. This new report lists ten reasons why jatropha is neither a profitable nor a sustainable investment.

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jatropha: money doesn't grow on trees - summary

Friends of the Earth International, January 2011: Jatropha is still being touted as a biofuel wonder crop. But there is evidence that jatropha does not deliver on its promises. This new report lists ten reasons why jatropha is neither a profitable nor a sustainable investment.

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redd: the realities in black and white

Friends of the Earth International, November 2010: When it comes to climate change, REDD is the couleur dujour. "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries” holds out the enticing prospect of mitigating climate change, conserving threatened biodiversity, and bringing much-needed development finance to poor Indigenous Peoples and local forest-dwelling communities - at the same time as offering significant profits to investors. All this immediately begs the question: is REDD too good to be true?

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