Category Archives: GMOs

A Climate-Smart Christmas present?

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Farming Carbon Credits a Con for Africa: The many faces of Climate Smart Agriculture

“African Agriculture has been ignored by UN Climate Change discussions!” bellowed the South African minister for Agriculture, Tina Joemat-Pettersen at the high-level launch of Climate Smart Agriculture during the Durban climate negotiations. “We need your ideas to over throw this … Continue reading

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Civil Society letter to Africa: No to soil carbon markets

To: African Agriculture and Environment Ministers  Date: November 22, 2011  Subject: Durban COP17, agriculture and soil carbon markets  We, the undersigned civil society organisations from Africa and around the world, strongly object to a decision in Durban for an agriculture … Continue reading

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Clear as Mud: Why agriculture and soils should not be included in carbon offset schemes

Carbon offsetting is big business.  And it’s growing bigger, as carbon traders and industries look for ever- more opportunities for claiming offsets.  Interest is growing in the potential for agriculture to be included in carbon offset schemes, as soils can … Continue reading

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Africa’s pollution and land grab threat from UN carbon market

Press Release from the Gaia Foundation.  Monday 28 February 2011 The United Nation’s carbon offset mechanism is rewarding pollution, and could lead to a land grab for industrial biofuels, tree plantations, genetically modified crops and biochar projects in Africa A … Continue reading

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The Bioeconomy – a new threat to livelihoods and biodiversity

Greetings from Cancun! We held a press conference here today in the climate negotiations, on the subject of “Biofuels, Bioenergy and Biochar: false solutions lead to land-grabbing.”  I thought I would share with you a very interesting presentation from Silvia … Continue reading

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Challenging False Climate Solutions in Cancun

Genetically Modified carbon offsets?  No thanks! We’re heading out to the UN Climate Change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico next week. Attitudes this year are in stark contrast to the high expectations and hope that characterised the Copenhagen Climate negotiations last … Continue reading

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