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Unliebsame Karriere einer Palme

Unliebsame Karriere einer Palme


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German version

Posted on 04:32 AM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Marianne Klute: Biochar Membahayakan Ekosistem

Marianne Klute: Biochar Membahayakan Ekosistem


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Indonesian version

Posted on 03:15 PM in Indonesia, Papua, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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‘Biochar’, a new big threat to people, land, and ecosystems


08 April 2009

Keep ‘biochar’ and soils out of carbon trading Caution urged against proposals for large scale use of charcoal in soils for climate change mitigation and soil reclamation

Adding charcoal (‘biochar’) to the soil has been proposed as a ‘climate change mitigation’ strategy and as a means of regenerating degraded land. Some even claim that this could sequester so much carbon that the Earth could return to pre-industrial carbon dioxide levels, i.e. that all the global warming caused ... read more

Posted on 03:56 PM in Joint Press Releases & Statements, Publications, Environment & Climate
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New report calls for ‘reality check’ on biofuels

New report calls for ‘reality check’ on biofuels


Biofuelwatch, 03 July 2007

Tony Hotland, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
Paris, 3 July 2007. For immediate release.

The rush for ‘biofuels’ is already causing serious damage, according to a new report by 11 civil society organisations from around the world.

Agrofuels – towards a reality check in nine key areas sets out considerable evidence that the spread of what are more accurately called ‘agrofuels’ – liquid fuels produced from biomass grown in large-scale monocultures, mostly in the global south – ... read more

Posted on 10:03 PM in Agro Fuels, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Call for an immediate moratorium on EU incentives for agrofuels, EU imports of agrofuels and EU agroenergy monocultures

Call for an immediate moratorium on EU incentives for agrofuels, EU imports of agrofuels and EU agroenergy monocultures


27 June 2005

The undersigned call for an immediate moratorium on EU incentives for agrofuels and agroenergy from large-scale monocultures including tree plantations and a moratorium on EU imports of such agrofuels. This includes the immediate suspension of all targets, incentives such as tax breaks and subsidies which benefit agrofuels from large-scale monocultures, including financing through carbon trading mechanisms, international development aid or loans from international finance organisations such as the World Bank. This call also responds to ... read more

Posted on 02:13 AM in Agro Fuels, Economy, Labor & Corruption, Indonesia, Environment & Climate
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