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Open letter to Commissioner Potočnik about biodiversity offsetting

This letter from a group of concerned organisations and individuals who believe that legislation on biodiversity offsetting being considered by the European Commission would harm nature and people, and would give power to those who destroy nature for private profit. The signatories ask for all plans on offsetting to be dropped.

Thousands urge European Commission to ditch biodiversity offsetting

This press release was launched as the European Commission concludes its consultation on biodiversity offsetting. It outlines that more than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed a letter saying that biodiversity offsetting legislation would "harm nature and people, and give power to those who destroy nature for private profit."

Thousands urge European Commission to ditch biodiversity offsetting

As the European Commission concludes its consultation on biodiversity offsetting, the number of signatories to a letter urging the Commission not to pursue policy related to biodiversity offsetting (BO) has reached over 9,000 people and 57 organisations. They fear it would “harm nature and people, and give power to those who destroy nature for private profit.”

Issue 197

  • New York Declaration on Forests’ key omissions
  • Norway – Liberia deal holds promise
  • UK pledges new funding for forests
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Time for action!
  • Republic of Congo: A chance for change

Public Consultation on the future EU Initiative on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

FERN's submission to the consultation on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services explains why the initiative should not be introduced. To see a short film outlining the problems with offsetting visit: www.fern.org/dreams.

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Issue 196

  • Deforestation is a factor in Ebola outbreaks
  • Ebola Crisis in Liberia: Help Wanted
  • Draft climate and energy package opens door to using forests as offsets
  • At Last: DRC’s New Community Forest Decree
  • Drax conversion to biomass suffers a setback

 

“Ebola is winning.” Liberia appeals for urgent help battling the disease that has West Africa under siege

Information about how to help is included at the bottom of this page.

Liberian campaigners say the international response to the Ebola outbreak has been desperately slow, and today launched an appeal for massively ramped-up, on-the-ground help to tackle the disease that is sweeping their nation with unprecedented speed.

“Ebola is winning.” Liberia appeals for urgent help battling the disease that has West Africa under siege

This press release outlines Liberian campaigners concern that the international response to the Ebola outbreak has been desperately slow. It also anounces an appeal for massively ramped-up, on-the-ground help to tackle the disease that is sweeping their nation with unprecedented speed.

Issue 195

  • Central African Republic: forest governance at risk
  • Carbon Fund, ER-PIN and loss of credibility
  • EU recognises land as a resource
  • Ivory Coast VPA: work in progress
  • EUTR: illegal Brazilian Amazon timber still entering the EU market

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