World Rainforest Movement

Río ‘92 | Río +10 | Río + 20

Posted on Dec 27, 2012

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit, was a major UN conference held in Rio...

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Global Campaign to dismantle Corporate Power

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

As part of the People’s Summit during Rio +20 a Global Campaign Against Transnationals was launched, under the slogan “Dismantle...

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Continuing our struggles

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

Those who were in Rio de Janeiro between June 15 and 23 were able to observe three parallel and different but interconnected processes. The...

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Rio+20 shows that corporate power is limitless

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

During the Rio+20 summit, incidents related to the event itself, such as the expulsion of a Mozambican activist, and the daily reality...

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The Peoples Summit in Rio: Integration and convergence of popular struggles

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

In the negotiating process leading up to the Rio+20 conference some rich-country governments and influential business groups have sought to...

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Via Campesina confronts the advance of capitalism: Rio+20 and beyond

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

At 20 years of the “Earth Summit”, the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development, La Via Campesina sees not only...

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Against the corporate capture of Rio+20

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

In April we shared the call of a number of international civil society organizations and social movements to social organizations to sign...

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Asian movements and organizations reject the “Green Economy”

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

Movements and organizations from Asia have made a declaration rejecting the “Green Economy” being proposed by global institutions and...

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Convergence of movements’ communication media at the Peoples Summit in Rio+20

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

From Rio de Janeiro, the convergence of social movement’s communication media, through Radio Mundo Real, brings us the Peoples Summit...

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From Rio to Rio: The path they have stolen from us

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

In just a few days, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, will begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio+20 is...

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Sustainable Energy for All – or another scheme to increase energy corporation profits?

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

Sustainable Energy for All (SEFA) is an initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in October 2011 and which has been gaining...

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The Green Economy according to FAO: More “green deserts”

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting a Rio+20 side event on June 18, called “Forests: The heart...

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The Big Greenwash Circus

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

At the end of this month the world’s nations, businesses and civil society will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the UN Conference on...

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What is at stake at Rio+20

Posted on Jun 30, 2012

This edition of the WRM bulletin is being released as the Rio+20 People’s Summit is beginning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In May, during a...

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KARI-OCA 2 Declaration – Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on RIO + 20 and Mother Earth

Posted on Jun 19, 2012

We, the Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth assembled at the site of Kari-Oka I, sacred Kari-Oka Púku, Rio de Janeiro to participate in the...

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NO REDD+! in Rio+20: A declaration to decolonize the earth and the sky

Posted on Jun 19, 2012

Introduction and notes by Chris Lang Source: http://www.redd-monitor.org Last week, the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local...

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June 5: Global Day of Action on the road to Rio+20

Posted on May 30, 2012

WRM joins in the call for a global mobilization on June 5, World Environment Day, to expose and denounce the structural causes of the...

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Support the statement against the corporate capture of Rio+20

Posted on Apr 30, 2012

A number of international civil society organizations and social movements have joined together to issue a statement against what they call...

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New crossroads, same actors: The green economy of the powerful, voices of resistance of women

Posted on Mar 30, 2012

Business as usual dressed up in green Humanity is moving along old paths in new clothes. The current civilization model, which is portrayed...

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What are “environmental services”, “payment for environmental services” and “trade in environmental services”?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

The term environmental services, also known as ecosystem services, includes the noun “service”, a term that is widely used in the...

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How did the idea of “environmental services” emerge?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

To understand the emergence and development of the idea of environmental services, it is important to consider at least two crises that hit...

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How can a price be placed on “environmental services”, and who benefits?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

How can the price of environmental services be established? How can it be determined, for example, what the “storage” and...

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Monoculture tree plantations and trade in environmental services

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

Companies that promote monoculture tree plantations for the production of pulp, charcoal, timber and other purposes have attempted to ride...

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The “environmental services” debate and Rio+20

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

There has been a lot more talk recently about environmental services, especially in connection with preparations for the Rio+20...

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Why should we say no to “trade in environmental services”?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

Defenders of the idea of trade in environmental services claim that it is an excellent alternative for forest peoples, because it would...

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Ways forward?

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

Speculative capital and the stakeholders involved, such as banks, consultants, big companies and investment funds, along with allies like...

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Introduction

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

In view of the upcoming Rio+20 conference,(*) taking place this June, WRM would like to offer some background information on issues that...

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From Durban back to Rio+20: What about our agenda?

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

As expected, the climate conference in Durban has not taken any significant decision in terms of combating the climate crisis. Maybe in...

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Call for the mobilization and coordination of struggles towards Río+20 and beyond

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

From June 18 to 23, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), commemorating...

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Report of the World Summit on Sustainable Development: Forests Section

Posted on Sep 6, 2002

Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 August – 4 September 2002  complete version of the report here  45. Forests and trees cover nearly...

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The World Summit on Sustainable Development and Forests – WRM Declaration to the WSSD

Posted on Aug 11, 2002

Ten years after the Earth Summit, governments will be meeting again in Johannesburg, in an apparent effort to find and implement solutions...

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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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Forest Principles – Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

Posted on Jun 14, 1992

REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992) Annex III NON-LEGALLY BINDING...

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Agenda 21, Chapter 11: Combating deforestation – United Nations Environment Programme

Posted on Dec 6, 1991

INTRODUCTION 11.1. This chapter refers to the four programme areas resulting from the negotiations held at the fourth session of the...

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