10 12, 2019

International Day of #RuralWomen: videos of Women2030 projects in Paraguay and Kenya

By | 2019-12-10T17:42:18+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Advocacy, Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach, Video|0 Comments

On International Day of #RuralWomen we celebrated the crucial role that rural women and girls play in contributing to securing land rights, livelihoods and food sovereignty, as well as building resilience in the face of climate change. We’re very pleased to share with you two short videos on the inspiring work that Indigenous and peasant [...]

31 10, 2019

Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in West Africa – impacts on women and forests

By | 2019-10-31T17:44:25+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News|0 Comments

In this issue of the Global forest Coalition's magazine Forest Cover we explore the full spectrum of bioenergy developments and use in West Africa and how they are impacting women and forests. The articles cover bioenergy in its very large-scale, requiring huge areas of land to provide the raw materials, to the ubiquitous and time-old [...]

8 10, 2019

“They are only interested in soy”: how peasant and indigenous women in Paraguay are organising to survive the twin threats of industrial agriculture and climate change

By | 2019-10-08T14:12:25+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

This photo essay was originally published in the Ecologist Devastating fires across South America’s fragile forests have put the spotlight on the impacts of a growing and emboldened livestock and feedstock sector, which is hungry for land and unburdened by legislation or law enforcement. The Chaco forests in western Paraguay have been particularly badly hit [...]

3 12, 2018

Forest Cover 57 – 1.5°C from a community perspective

By | 2019-01-08T11:25:22+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to the 57th issue of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition’s magazine. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. As governments congregate once more for a climate COP, this time in Katowice, Poland, Forest Cover 57 looks critically at the Intergovernmental [...]

7 11, 2018

Forest Cover 53 – Leaving no one behind: Community rights and biodiversity conservation

By | 2018-10-02T17:48:14+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to Forest Cover No. 53, the Global Forest Coalition newsletter that provides a space for Southern and Northern environmental justice activists to present their views on international forest-related policies. In this 53rd edition of Forest Cover, published in the run-up to the Convention on Biodiversity’s December discussions on biodiversity conservation and the Sustainable Development [...]

18 10, 2018

Guahory women fight for the earth

By | 2019-01-08T11:07:29+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Biodiversity, Gender equality, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

By Fernando Franceschelli and Ines Franceschelli, Henoi and Global Forest Coalition A World Food Sovereignty Day photo-essay about the impacts of toxic agribusiness in Paraguay and the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement On World Food Day, we bring you this photo-essay, which tells the story of rural women from the community of Guahory, in Paraguay, and [...]

28 09, 2018

Forest Cover 56 – Community conservation in Africa

By | 2019-01-08T11:16:39+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to the 56th issue of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition’s magazine. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. We are excited to bring you this special edition of Forest Cover on community conservation in Africa, which also contributes to discussions [...]

7 03, 2018

Photo Essay: Indigenous and Rural Women Conserve Mother Earth and Empower Their Communities

By | 2018-10-02T12:15:56+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Biodiversity, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Originally posted on truthout.org on 7 March 2018 and written by Global Forest Coalition and members of Women2030. On this International Women’s Day, we bring you a photo essay about Indigenous and rural women and their innate connection to nature. Women’s rights and gender equality are crucial for not just women, but also for their [...]

12 02, 2018

Women’s Caucus demands on the Post-2020 Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity

By | 2018-10-03T13:20:31+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Advocacy, Biodiversity, GFC, Policy paper, Reports & studies|0 Comments

This is a submission by the CBD Women’s Caucus, together comprising a diverse group of women’s groups, Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network (IWBN) including RMIB-LAC its regional caucus from Latin America and the Caribbean, Indigenous Peoples’ organisations, community-based organisations, NGOs, researchers, and networks working on issues related to gender and biodiversity conservation. This submission includes [...]

12 12, 2017

Policy Recommendations for Convention on Biological Diversity 2017

By | 2018-10-02T13:13:42+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Advocacy, Biodiversity, GFC, Policy paper, Reports & studies|0 Comments

The 21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-21) and the 10th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8(j)- 10) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held 11-16 December 2017, in Montréal, Canada. SBSTTA-21 and WG8(j)-10 will consider [...]