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The new legal framework on biodiversity and the commodification of nature in Brazil

Posted on Mar 21, 2016

The December 2015 Raíces newsletter focuses on the problems arising around approval and regulation of the Legal Framework on Biodiversity,...

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New genetic technologies: corporate control over regulation

Posted on Mar 21, 2016

A report by Corporate Europe Observatory reveals how the biotech industry is trying to shape rules to allow the entry of new technologies...

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Transgenic trees and Terminator technology

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

  There are many reasons why it is essential to oppose the introduction of transgenic trees, such as their impact on forests,...

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Statement of the CBD Alliance to the COP 12 of the CBD

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

Mr. Chairman, Executive Secretary, Your Excellencies, Oct 15, Statement of the CBD Alliance, Plenary session at the High Level Segment...

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News from the 12th Conference of the Parties of the CBD

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

The 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is taking place in South Korea. There are...

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Over 100 organisations call for an end to biodiversity offsetting plans

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

  This press release coincides with the opening of the World Forum on Natural Capital www.naturalcapitalforum.com in Edinburgh. To...

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Food sovereignty, forests and biodiversity

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

This month, while another meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity was taking place in India, we also...

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Convention on Biological Diversity: Opening the way for financial markets

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

The 11th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place October 8-19 in...

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La Via Campesina at the CDB: “Keep biodiversity public”

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

La Via Campesina (LVC), the global peasants movement, have been watching the CBD discussions and in a press release asserted that...

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Gathering support for Indian forest communities at the CDB

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  In 2006, the Indian Parliament enacted the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights)...

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international treaty, launched at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. The convention has...

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Open Letter to National Governments regarding the September 21st, International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Posted on Sep 5, 2012

Humankind faces an environmental, economic, and climate crisis that poses a threat to its survival. Destruction of ecosystems endangers not...

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International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2012

Posted on Sep 1, 2012

September 21, the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, is a day for our organizations, networks and movements to...

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Food sovereignty is not possible without biodiversity

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

Over the years, the establishment of large-scale monoculture plantations for food production has been accompanied by the so-called Green...

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Terminator technology in agricultural crops and GEtrees: A threat to food sovereignty

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

I come from a family that considers seeds as something sacred. Back in my father’s day, our neighbours could sleep peacefully,...

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Food sovereignty and the new “discovery” of biodiversity

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

For thousands of years, different peoples in the most disparate parts of the world – especially women, but also men – have guaranteed...

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Campaign on Forest Definition

Posted on Jan 4, 2011

2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. In response, WRM has launched a campaign that challenges the...

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Biodiversity Justice: The way forward for life on earth

Posted on Oct 31, 2010

In 2010, we face compounding biodiversity, food, fuel, economic and climate crises. The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is...

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Stop the Extermination of Biodiversity – Stop Genetically Engineered trees

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

Open letter to participants at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP X) on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the 5th...

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International Year of Biodiversity: And what about peoples?

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. According to the official web site, “It is a celebration...

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GE trees: when scientists mutate into publicists

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) mandate is to protect the world’s biodiversity. Strong campaigning from an increasing...

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Field trial of genetically modified trees: Belgian government’s contribution to International Day for Biological Diversity

Posted on May 30, 2009

On May 6th, Minister of Science and Innovation of Flanders (Belgium) Patricia Ceyssens planted a tree. Nothing strange in that of course....

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News from COP 9 / MOP 4 of the Convention on Biological Diverstity

Posted on May 23, 2008

The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) of the Convention of Biological Diversity is taking place in Bonn, Germany, from...

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Civil society demands responsible decisions with regard of agrofuels, transgenic trees and the technology Terminator.

Posted on May 19, 2008

Press release –  Two open letters addressed to the delegations taking part in MOP and COP The 9th Conference of the Parties of the...

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Letter from the NGOs to the MOP 4 of the COP 9 of the CBD

Posted on May 19, 2008

To the Official Delegations of the IV Meeting of the Parties of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP-4) and IX Conference of the...

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Open letter to the members of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Posted on May 19, 2008

 The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) of the Convention of Biological Diversity is taking place in Bonn, Germany,...

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News from the SBSTTA 13 of the CBD

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

18 – 22 February 2008 – FAO, Rome, Italy Thirteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological...

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Transgenic Trees

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

Until now the debate over genetically modified organisms – also known as transgenic organisms – has mainly focused on agricultural...

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Large Alliance of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Calls for Ban on Genetically Modified Trees for Biofuels

Posted on Jul 4, 2007

Paris, France, July 4th 2007 — Over 50 Indigenous Peoples Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations involved in meetings...

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Letter to the CBD to ban GM Trees

Posted on Nov 15, 2006

At its last Conference of the Parties (COP8), the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a very important Decision in relation to the...

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Joint Statement on Protected Areas to the 7th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity

Posted on Feb 11, 2004

Friends of the Earth International – World Rainforest Movement – Oilwatch. Kuala Lumpur, 11 February 2004 The World Rainforest...

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Statement on behalf of the World Rainforest Movement and Friends of the Earth International to the 6th Conference of the Parties of the Biodiversity Convention

Posted on Apr 11, 2002

The Hague, April 2002. Forest Biodiversity Here we are, defending the forests, but dealing with schizophrenia. This schizophrenia is due to...

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Status of Implementation of Forest-Related Clauses in the CBD: An Independent Review & Recommendations for Action

Posted on Mar 18, 2002

Commissioned by the Global Forest Coalition This report is based on 21 country case studies, including Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada,...

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Resulting documents, processes and follow-up mechanism of RIO 92

Posted on Dec 27, 2000

Official documents adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) – the...

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