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Trocaire launch Leading Edge 2020 report
23rd March 2011
Leading Edge 2020 identifies a number of global trends which are likely to effect international development in the next decade. These include themes such as climate change, the geo-political scene, changing global demographies, natural resources and inequality.
Are Ireland's forests for sale?
9th March 2011
Concerns have been expressed that Ireland's forests are to be privatized. The new Programme for Government says they will NOT be sold off and Coillte and Bord na Mona will be merged into new Company to be called "BioEnergy". Please see Just Forests PRESS RELEASE below... Please see the video below.
Is the great Amazon 'drying out'
4th February 2011
Special report: Catastrophic drought in the Amazon Region set to outstrip US as CO2 emitter By Steve Connor, Science Editor Friday, 4 February 2011
Despite fierce opposition, work begins on Belo Monte dam
4th February 2011
Arguably the most opposed dam project in the world received the go-ahead..
Strong action needed against Illegal Logging during the International
4th February 2011
Strong action needed against Illegal Logging during the International Year of Forests As UN launches 2011 theme, green group calls on all nations to take responsibility
Australia takes action against illegal logging
26th January 2011
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, today announced the Gillard Government will introduce legislation restricting the importation and sale of illegally logged timber
Corporate Accountability-VOTE NOW
26th January 2011
Corporate accountability here and now The Public Eye Awards mark a critical counterpoint to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Organized since 2000 by Berne Declaration and Friends of the Earth (in 2009 replaced by Greenpeace), Public Eye reminds the corporate world that social and environmental misdeeds have consequences - for the affected people and territory, but...  
Duncan Stewart launches  our NEW Wood of Life exhibition
15th January 2011
2011- The United Nations-designated International Year of Forests - 2011   Wood of Life Exhibition Launched by Mr. Duncan Stewart (Award-winning architect specialising in ecological design and energy, writer and popular television program producer/presenter and Patron of Just Forests) Funded by Concern Worldwide and Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs See...  
Brazil's Environment Chief resigns over controversial dam...
15th January 2011
Abelardo Bayma Azevedo, the head of IBAMA, reportedly refused to grant the license due to environmental concerns. Source: mongabay.com
700% EXPANSION OF CERTIFIED COMMUNITY-MANAGED FORESTS IN TANZANIA
13th January 2011
The supply of responsibly harvested African blackwood stands to increase significantly as a result of a 700% increase in the total area of forest in Tanzania certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
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