By FERN. Although no progress was made toward a new global climate treaty at the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November in Warsaw, decisions were made concerning reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).
The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will take place from 11 to 22 November. The conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland.
The COP19 Guide to Corporate Lobbying. Climate crooks and the Polish government’s partners in crime. Published by: Corporate Europe Observatory, Transnational Institute Research and writing: Rachel Tansey, with contributions from Karolina Jankowska, Nina Holland and Belén Balanyá.
Study conducted by the Centro de Memória das Lutas e Movimentos Sociais da Amazônia.
By Joanna Cabello, World Rainforest Movement
To coincide with the COP19 UN climate negotiations in Warsaw, Greenpeace has released a short briefing explaining why forests cannot offset fossil fuel emissions. By Greenpeace, November 2013
The Monte Pascoal‐Pau Brasil ecological corridor carbon, community and biodiversity initiative: another carbon offset failure
by Jutta Kill, World Rainforest Movement. Document published in "Leyes, políticas y economía verde al servicio del despojo de los pueblos" (Laws, policies and green economy at the expense of communities dispossession) special compendium of the "Biodiversidad sustento y culturas" (Biodiversity livelihoods and cultures) magazine carried out jointly by Alianza Biodiversidad, World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) in December 2013.
Friends of the Earth Africa. Commemoration of saro-wiwa murder reinforces demand to wean off dirty energy. NOVEMBER 10, 2013 As the world commemorates the anniversary of the murder of playwright and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, remembrance activities are being organized all over the world to continue Saro- Wiwas legacy of advocating for the preserving of territories, supporting environmental defenders, resisting corporate rule and seeking justice for communities affected by dirty energy.
Posición de la Mesa de Cambio Climático de El Salvador ante la fase actual del proceso multilateral de negociaciones sobre cambio climático
Only available in Spanish. Este documento plantea los elementos fundamentales de la posición adoptada por la Mesa de Cambio Climático-El Salvador, y suscritos por las organizaciones sociales y de pueblos indígenas abajo firmantes. Posición de la Mesa de Cambio Climático de El Salvador ante la fase actual del proceso multilateral de negociaciones sobre cambio climático
Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese in the same file: Carta de Belem Group Statement in the context of COP 19 on Climate Change
The Global Forest Coalition launched a new report on 'REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation' based on five case studies in Brazil, Colombia, India, Uganda and Tanzania elaborated by national organizations in those countries themselves. It was launched at the 19th Conference of the Parties of the Climate Convention in Warsaw.
Media release of La Vía Campesina | GRAIN | ETC Group. 7 November 2013. Farmers produce food, not carbon. Yet, if some of the governments and corporate lobbies negotiating at the UN climate change conference to be held in Warsaw from 11-22 November have their way, farmland could soon be considered as a carbon sink that polluting corporations can buy into to compensate for their harmful emissions.
Eucalyptus Plantations for Energy: A Case Study of Suzano’s plantations for wood pellet exports in the Baixo Parnaíba region, Maranhão, Brazil
Also available in Portuguese. This is the first documented case of a land-grab in Brazil for biomass destined for power stations in the UK. The authors of the Brazilian case study are Ivonete Gonçalves de Souza (CEPEDES) and Winfridus Overbeek (World Rainforest Movement).