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Protestors say London summit pushing global land grabs and hunger

‘Do you realise what your pension funds?’ they ask public JOINT NEWS RELEASE from Friends of the Earth,ActionAid, War on Want, Gaia Foundation, Global Witness, The Land is Ours, Biofuelwatch, Re:Common, Reclaim the Fields UK WHAT?    Campaigners demonstrate outside the Agricultural Investment … Continue reading

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What’s Yours is Mined: How the extractive industries are leading a new wave of global land grabbing

The issue of land grabbing has itself grabbed headlines recently.  Biofuels, so-called agricultural investors, and commodity speculators buying up land have all been criticised for driving a wave of land grabbing and ecosystem destruction in Africa, Asia and Latin America. … Continue reading

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A Climate-Smart Christmas present?

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The Financialisation of Nature: linking food, land grabs, climate & mining

Rising food prices, land grabbing, biofuels, carbon offsets, mining… In recent years, many of us in the Gaia and African Biodiversity Network (ABN) family have felt as if the threats to communities and ecosystems are not only intensifying, but multiplying. … Continue reading

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Fuelling Africa’s Land Grab

The UK’s target of 5% biofuels in transport fuel really is having a disastrous impact on Africa, in spite of policy makers’ wishful thinking.  As the now-disbanded Renewable Fuels Agency admitted in January, less than a third of UK biofuel imports are currently meeting … 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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