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 [...]

16 07, 2019

Peoples’ development justice movement gathered in New York

By | 2019-07-16T03:24:16+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Advocacy, APWLD, Events, Gender equality, GFC, News, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

Demanding governments to having a people-centred approach to development More than 100 civil society organisations, activists and human rights defenders from New York and across the globe gathered yesterday, Sunday, 15 July at a “Ground Level Peoples’ Forum” (GLPF) to share their struggles and reflect on the rise of macho fascist politics, amidst the growing [...]

12 07, 2019

Land rights and livelihoods key to achieving sustainable development for Kenya’s indigenous women

By | 2019-07-12T09:26:58+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

en español Governments gathered today at the High-level Political Forum at United Nations Headquarters in New York are discussing Sustainable Development Goal 13, on climate action. But whilst these discussions take place on what will clearly be another set of missed international goals, rural and Indigenous women in communities far removed from New York skyscrapers [...]

5 07, 2019

#HerstoryofChange: Twitterstorm at HLPF

By | 2019-07-05T11:36:35+00:00 July 5th, 2019|APWLD, Events, Gender equality, GFC, GWA, News, Our stories, Outreach, WECF, WEP|0 Comments

Tuesday next week is the first day of the High Level Political Forum! It is held annually at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Every year it focuses on different themes and SDGs. The theme this year is “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and we will be reviewing SDG 4, 8, 10, [...]

1 07, 2019

Women’s Major Group position paper

By | 2019-07-24T17:48:58+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Advocacy, APWLD, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Policy paper, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

Women today find ourselves in very difficult times. We see this in rising protectionist governments; xenophobia, misogyny, and discrimination; governments turning more inward and backward to the detriment of the world; and power ever more concentrated among elite and corporations. We see this in environmental destruction, violations of women’s human rights, privatization of public goods, [...]

11 12, 2018

A gloomy future for climate finance at COP24

By | 2019-01-08T11:28:43+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, COP, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

By Coraina de la Plaza, Global Forest Coalition Climate finance has again been one of the most sticky issues in international climate change negotiations this year. Since the signing of the Paris Agreement (PA) and well before it, there have been many words of goodwill and promises made to deliver the finance desperately needed in [...]

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 [...]