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Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

Nine reasons why REDD is a false folution: New Report from Friends of the Earth International

Oct. 15, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Climate change, Climate finance, Forests, Jeff conant, Redd

Friends of the Earth International has just released its most recent assessment of the suite of carbon-trading forestry policies known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, or REDD. The report, "The great REDD gamble," is avail...

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In fighting deforestation, lets celebrate our victories: but beware the law of unintended consequences

Aug. 13, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Food and Technology, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Forests, Palm oil, Synthetic biology

Campaigns to transform the palm oil industry are having clear success on many fronts: Over twenty companies worldwide, including Unilever, Cargill, Wilmar, and Pepsico, have adopted sustainable palm oil policies of varying strengths in the past f...

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