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Threatened for the audacity of defending their homes: In Siberia … and elsewhere
May 14, 2018

Fern’s new report Slow Death in Siberia reveals in stark detail how coal mining in the Kuzbass area of southern Siberia has destroyed villages and forests, while strangling the livelihoods and culture of the indigenous Shor people.

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Mowing down Estonia’s forest: the Renewable Energy Directive’s unintended consequences
May 14, 2018

In April 2018, representatives from the international forest movement gathered in Estonia to discuss the protection of forests and peoples’ rights. While there, they learned about the serious threats to Estonia’s forests.  

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World Cocoa Conference: Fix cocoa production’s bitter aftertaste with regulation
May 14, 2018

Global chocolate companies have called for governments to look at “potential regulatory measures” to address deforestation and poverty in cocoa production, according to the Berlin De

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The Blauwe Loper project: A climate-friendly bridge built with timber from a conflict zone?
May 14, 2018

The city of Groningen, in the north in of The Netherlands, plans to build Europe’s longest (800 m) bike and pedestrian bridge – a bridge meant to promote gentler, more climate-friendly means of transport.