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Big biomass – big problems

On the face of it biomass may seem like an attractive option to generate electricity and produce energy from heat. In reality biomass energy, especially large scale, creates more problems than it solves. Friends of the Earth Scotland have launched … Continue reading

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Constructive in Cancun?

In a pleasant contrast to last year’s Copenhagen summit, the news from Cancun – in the last day or two – has primarily focused on the content of the negotiations, and they are actually progressing. Not everything is going well … Continue reading

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REDD: Good or Bad?

There have lots of mutterings about a mechanism called REDD (reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) at the conference on Forests, Biodiversity and Indigenous People that I’m at in Penang, Malaysia But is it a good thing or a bad thing? Continue reading

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Ecological Equity, Sharing the Stories, Reclaiming our Rights

“When policy makers see the forest, they don’t see people,” says Nnimmo Bassey, Chairman of Friends of the Earth International as he opens the conference on Forests, Biodiversity and Indigenous People in Penang, Malaysia. I’m here representing Friends of the … Continue reading

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