Tag Archive | carbon

Bali Declaration: Protecting the world’s forests needs more than just money

Bali Declaration: Protecting the world’s forests needs more than just money


10th December 2007

Governments meeting in Bali, Indonesia for the 13th Conference of the Parties/3rd Meeting of the Parties to the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 3-14 December 2007, need to recognise that this may be our last opportunity to stop runaway climate change and that with 18-20% of annual carbon emissions being caused by deforestation, protecting our forests is a key part of this. This problem is made even more important because forests are a key part ... read more

Posted on 03:36 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Beda Negara Satu Masalah

Beda Negara Satu Masalah


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Stimmen im Vorfeld der Klimakonferenz in Bali:<br />Recht auf Leben, Land und Nahrung

Stimmen im Vorfeld der Klimakonferenz in Bali:
Recht auf Leben, Land und Nahrung


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Posted on 02:53 PM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Oil palm plantations? Carbon credits? Papua’s forests targeted

Oil palm plantations? Carbon credits? Papua’s forests targeted


Down to Earth, November 2007

West Papua / forests:

Large areas of Papua’s rich and diverse forests are being targeted by Indonesian and overseas investors for conversion into oil palm plantations. At the same time, discussions are in progress to reserve large areas of Papua’s forest to generate carbon credits for trade on international markets. Decisions about these developments will very probably be made over the heads of the people who will be most directly affected by them: the indigenous ... read more

Posted on 11:46 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Papua, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Conflict: Indigenous People, Palm Oil, Conservationist and Carbon Trading

Conflict: Indigenous People, Palm Oil, Conservationist and Carbon Trading


Redamazon, 12 November, 2007

http://redamazon.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/conflict-indigenous-people-palm-oil-conservationist-and-carbon-trading/

Read the interview below, it is a good example of how the energy shift is going the wrong way. Everyone wants a piece of the Indonesian Rainforest: logging companies, palm oil companies, carbon offsetting companies and conservationist companies such as WWF. In the name of „reducing carbon emissions” some of these companies are taking over the rainforest without consulting the Indigenous People living there and without taking in account their knowledge of how to preserve the ... read more

Posted on 01:12 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Pulp & Paper, Rainforest, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Carbon dealers – Papua and Aceh

Carbon dealers – Papua and Aceh


28 September 2007

Marianne Klute

Aceh and Papua have taken the initiative in Indonesia against global warming: They want to limit the destruction of tropical forests and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They are negotiating finance mechanisms for forest protection, and Aceh has even decided to impose a logging moratorium. Nobody can predict whether those steps will lead to success. Two things are certain: They are challenging Indonesia’s climate and forestry policies, and they will cost industrialised nations ... read more

Posted on 06:43 AM in Aceh, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Papua, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Call On The EU To Abandon 10% Biofuel Target

Call On The EU To Abandon 10% Biofuel Target


21 September 2007

THOMSEN REPORT (A6- 0287/2007 – ITRE): “A ROADMAP FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN EUROPE”, 26th SEPTEMBER VOTE (24th SEPTEMBER DEBATE)

The undersigned organisations call on the European Parliament to drop support for the proposed 10% target for biofuel use in the transport sector (point 43, Thomsen report) and to support amendments to this effect. Growing and compelling evidence suggests that this target will further contribute to highly destructive impacts on the climate, biodiversity, communities and food security. The 10% target ... read more

Posted on 03:55 PM in Agro Fuels, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Indonesia, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Agrokraftstoffe: Vom Wundermittel zum Desaster

Agrokraftstoffe: Vom Wundermittel zum Desaster


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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

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Biokraftwerke verbrennen Regenwald

Biokraftwerke verbrennen Regenwald


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