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Govts, traders urged to stem Congo Basin timber trade

Michael O’Brien Onyeka, Greenpeace Africa

Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa.  During the 14th edition of the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, the NGO highlighted how inaction over trade in illegal timber by Congo Basin countries, China, the European Union, and the United States is devastating the world’s second ...

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Activists flay UN, loggers over Africa forest grab ‘under guise of REDD+’

no-redd-declaration

Loggers and the United Nations want to grab African forests for REDD+, which promotes monoculture plantations and genetically modified trees and violates human rights, denounced the No REDD in Africa Network at the World Forestry Congress held in Durban, South Africa. “Hands off Africa! Loggers go home! No REDD!” activists from the Civil Society Alternative Space chanted outside the World ...

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Photos: Protest at World Forestry Congress in Durban

AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN

As the World Forestry Congress begins on Monday September 7, 2015 in Durban, Greenpeace calls on the delegates to take action to protect the Congo Basin Forest. Governments and corporations must back up their words with action to achieve ambitious global targets to combat deforestation, the group insists. Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo delivers a keynote address and activists ...

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Greenpeace demands action for targets to tackle deforestation

Kumi Naidoo

Governments and corporations must back up their words with action to achieve ambitious global targets to combat deforestation, Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, said on Monday, September 7, 2015 in Durban, South Africa at the opening of the World Forestry Congress. One year on from the New York Declaration on Forests that was endorsed by governments, businesses, indigenous peoples ...

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