World Rainforest Movement

The Mumbai – Porto Alegre Forest Initiative

Posted on Aug 22, 2019

Background A number of participants at the World Social Forum 2004 met in Mumbai and believing that forest issues are in essence social and...

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We Denounce and Resist the Green Economy’s Impacts on Women and Forests

Posted on Mar 30, 2016

Declaration by the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), March 2016 To Berta Cáceres and the Lenca People, the struggle continues! In March,...

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WRM Statement: The climate and forest crises cannot be solved with number games and false solutions

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

  After more than twenty UN climate conferences, the negotiations are still focused on figures and numbers, as if the climate crisis...

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In view of the serious situation caused by expansion of Monocultures of African Palm in Honduras – International Declaration

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

In the framework of the Latin American forum on “Large scale monocultures in Latin America, land grabbing and threats to biodiversity and...

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Calabar Declaration

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

   Also available in French We, members of communities affected by industrial monoculture oil palm plantations, including peasant...

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Maputo Statement: No REDD in Africa Network Declaration on REDD

Posted on Sep 21, 2013

The NO REDD in Africa Network gathered here in Maputo Mozambique, on 26 August 2013 during the occasion of an international workshop on...

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Norwich Declaration on Environmental Justice

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

Money can’t buy environmental justice This declaration emerged from a workshop held at the university of East Anglia in Norwich, England...

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Declaration of Chiapas in REDDellion: Enough of REDD+ and the Green Economy!

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

From September 25-27, 2012, subnational governments from six countries will arrive in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas,...

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STOP the expansion of monoculture tree plantations! – Montevideo Declaration

Posted on Sep 21, 2011

September 21, 2011 – Montevideo, Uruguay On the occasion of the International Day of Struggle Against Tree Plantations, September 21st,...

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Declaration of Heredia on Climate, Forests and Plantations

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

Heredia, 28 March 2009 We, organisations of civil society from every continent, have met in Costa Rica between 24 and 28 March to share...

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FSC General Assembly – Why FSC should not certify plantations

Posted on Nov 1, 2008

November 3-7, 2008  – Cape Town, South Africa The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will be holding its general assembly on November...

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International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2008 – Statement by the WRM, FoEI and GFC

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

Joint Release from World Rainforest Movement, Friends of the Earth International and Global Forest Coalition Groups call for Action on 21...

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NGO / IPO Declaration on REDD – Protecting the world’s forests needs more than just money

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 13 Bali, Indonesia, December 2007 Governments meeting in Bali, Indonesia for the...

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International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations 2007 – Statement by the WRM

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

In 2004, September 21st was declared as International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations by a number of organizations throughout the...

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International Women’s Day 2007: Struggling for food sovereignty

Posted on Mar 8, 2007

By the World Rainforest Movement – March 2007. At the beginning of the twentieth century, women’s struggles for emancipation...

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International Women’s Day 2006: Homage to Women’s Struggle in Forests and Plantations

Posted on Mar 5, 2006

By the World Rainforest Movement. 8 March 2006. On the International Women’s Day, the World Rainforest Movement wants to pay homage...

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The Vitoria Statement in Support of the Struggles of Local Peoples Against Large-Scale Tree Plantations

Posted on Nov 24, 2005

The following Statement was issued on 24/11/05 in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil at an international meeting on building support for local...

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Posted on Aug 11, 2005

By the World Rainforest Movement. August 9 has been declared as International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. On this date, 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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Declaración del II Foro Mesoamericano Contra las Represas “Por el Agua y la Vida de los Pueblos”

Posted on Jul 20, 2003

Only available in Spanish – La Esperanza Intibuca, Honduras Del 17 al 20 de julio del 2003 Preocupados por la creciente invasión de...

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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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World Bank’s Proposed Policy Puts World’s Forests at Risk

Posted on Jun 11, 2002

Statement by WRM, FPP, ED – June 2002 In the run-up to Johannesburg where governments from around the world will debate how to protect...

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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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Declaración del Foro Mesoamericano por la Vida “Agua, Luz y Tierra para los Pueblos”

Posted on Mar 24, 2002

Only available in Spanish –  Cooperativa Unión Maya Itzá, Petén – Guatemala 21 al 23 de marzo de 2002  Durante los días...

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Mount Tamalpais Declaration

Posted on May 11, 2000

San Francisco, May 2000 We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, wish to express extreme concern about the role envisaged for...

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The WTO and the future of forests – WRM Statement to the WTO Ministerial Conference

Posted on Dec 11, 1999

Seattle, November 30 – December 3, 1999 The WTO and the future of forests When the 1992 Earth Summit took place, it seemed as though...

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An emergency call to action for the forests, their peoples and life on earth. The Penang Declaration: 10 years later

Posted on Jun 11, 1999

An emergency call to action for the forests, their peoples and life on earth Ten years ago, the World Rainforest Movement met in Malaysia...

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WRM statement to the Fourth Conference of the Parties of the Climate Change Convention

Posted on Nov 11, 1998

Buenos Aires, November 1998 Declaration The WRM is deeply concerned about the direction in which the climate change negotiations seem to be...

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The Montevideo Declaration. A call for action to defend forests and people against large-scale tree monocrops

Posted on Jun 11, 1998

Montevideo, June 1998 A call for action to defend forests and people against  large-scale tree monocrops In June 1998, citizens of 14...

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The forest crisis: clear commitments and accountability. Statement of the World Rainforest Movement for the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests (IPF) meeting

Posted on Feb 20, 1997

New York, February 20th, 1997 The forest crisis: clear commitments and accountability Deforestation and forest degradation -including...

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An emergency call to action for the forests, their peoples and life on earth. The Penang Declaration of the World Rainforest Movement

Posted on Apr 19, 1989

Malaysia, 17 April 1989 An emergency call to action for the forests, their peoples and life on earth 1. Forests, both temperate and...

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