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Plan climatique européen : des chercheurs avertissent du risque de « sacrifier » des terres au profit de la #bioénergie 🧵⤵️ lemonde.fr/planete/articl…
Des chercheurs américains et européens demandent à la Commission 🇪🇺 de mieux tenir compte du risque de déforestation indirecte induit par les mesures encourageant la combustion de #biomasse.
Selon les modélisations de ces chercheurs sur le climat et l’usage des terres, en s’appuyant sur les projections de la Commission, les mesures de l’#UE nécessiteraient :
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#Canada accused of putting its timber trade ahead of global environment:
Weeks before #COP15 in #Montreal, leaked letter to #EU shows host tried to water down #deforestation regulations | @guardianeco theguardian.com/environment/20…
Before & after photos show devastating effects of intensive #logging on #BC’s #OldGrowth forests:
Conservation photographer @TJWattPhoto advocates for protection of old-growth #ecosystems by documenting the loss of giant trees | @CanGeo canadiangeographic.ca/articles/befor…
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BREAKING: #BNNCanada Reports.

The new EU regulations to stop deforestation have raised concerns from Canada's ambassador to the EU. Ailish Campbell said in a letter from November that the regulations introduce "burdensome" restrictions & will harm trade between Canada & the EU.
The EU law attempts to restrict international commerce in goods associated with deforestation. Climate activists have referred to Canada's opposition to the guidelines as "shocking." #Canada #ClimateChange #Environment #EU #Deforestation
Ms Campbell claims that although Canada supports the goals of the draft deforestation legislation, it is "greatly worried" that some aspects may result in trade barriers for Canadian exporters in the letter dated November 17.
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1️⃣ In the first half of 2022, #deforestation claimed roughly 3.880 square km of the #Amazon rainforest, an area five times the size of New York City.

2️⃣ According to @Greenpeace, cattle farming is the leading cause of the destruction, accounting for up to 80% of deforested land.
💥 In less than two hours, Solomon’s @stea_ari will host the award-winning investigative journalist @Andrew_Wasley from the @TBIJ, specializing in food and environment issues, to discuss the deforestation linked to the #Brazilian beef trade as it has been exposed in recent years.
💥 Over a years-long investigation, @TBIJ along with @guardian and @reporterb revealed that Amazon fires were 3x (❗️) more common in the areas supplying cattle to abattoirs than elsewhere in the rainforest.

thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2019-1…
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It’s #SolutionsDay at #COP27. Key solutions to the #ClimateCrisis:
‼️ Phase out all #FossilFuels, NOW not tomorrow
‼️ Halt #Deforestation
Forests play a vital role in:
🧯 Mitigating #ClimateChange,
🐿️ Protecting biodiversity, and
🫒 Supporting the lives and livelihoods of #IndigenousPeoples and forest-dependent communities.
The ability of forest ecosystems to fulfill these critical functions is increasingly threatened by deforestation and forest degradation.
Curbing illegal logging and #TimberTrade is a critical but neglected component in addressing global deforestation.
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STARTING NOW at #COP27 an essential event connecting the dots between patterns of racial injustice, inequality, and colonialism & #ClimateAction.
Follow live:
A thread 🧵

No #ClimateJustice without #RacialJustice. Image
Racially, ethnically & nationally marginalized communities are more likely than other populations to be adversely affected by the primary drivers of the #ClimateCrisis (aka #FossilFuels & #Deforestation) & the measures to address climate breakdowns.
In particular, #FossilFuels not only drive the #ClimateCrisis; they also erode the resilience of fenceline & frontline communities to the ravages of climate change, through their impacts on the environment and public health, compounding climate vulnerabilities.
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🚨🌍 Global Carbon Budget 2022, out now!🌍🚨

It provides the latest update on how we humans have tampered with Earth's remarkable system of #carbon stocks and flows.

So what are the take-homes from our latest update?

@gcarbonproject @PFriedling
It's a story of persistent high global #CO2 emissions, but with some hints (and some hope!) that *total* human #emissions are levelling off.

(Although with considerable uncertainty in the land use change emissions).
But did anyone mention that we need to get that red line 👆 to hit zero to meet the commitments made in #Paris?

👇
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>Maggie Thatcher hatte recht - Es gibt nur Individuen, keine Gesellschaft<

#OeRR

@dlfkultur

was soll dieser Unsinn?

Nach all den Auswirkungen von 2 Jahrzehnten neoliberaler #Realpolitik & dem daraus resultierenden Rechtsruck grabt Ihr so etwas aus?

deutschlandfunkkultur.de/gesellschaft-w…
Wer den #Begriff #Gesellschaft gebraucht bedient gemäß dieser Frau Schneider die Narrative des "Sozialismus"?

Sind wir medial in der selektiven #Berichterstattung des zeitgemäßen #Journalismus nun vollständig im #Trumpismus angekommen?
Ist #Soziologie Ausdruck von "Sozialismus!? ❓

Ist unser #Grundgesetz Ausdruck und Manifestation von" #Sozialismus" ❓❗
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A deux reprises, j’ai pris part à des actions de désobéissance civile climat-biodiversité en tant que scientifique. La première fois en octobre 2020 sur le tarmac de Rossy CDG à l'invitation de @NonAuTerminal4 @Alternatiba_ @ANVCOP21 @Greenpeacefr @amisdelaterre @Advocnar 1/
J’étais accompagné de J. Guillet, astrophysicien porte-parole du collectif “scientifiques en rébellion” @SciRebFr. Jérôme, ainsi que 6 activistes, sera poursuivi en justice pour “troubles au fonctionnement d’installations destinées au contrôle de la circulation des aéronefs”. 2/
Procès le 7 octobre 2021. 7 témoignages poignants. L’Etat tente sans surprise (ni succès) de travestir les faits matériels. Que de temps perdu … mais on aura parlé des conséquences concrètes du transport aérien pour le climat et la vie de centaines de milliers de riverains. 3/
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The Dekeyser's Nectar Bat (Lonchophylla dekeyseri) is an endangered and endemic cave bat species from the Neotropical savannas (Cerrado). Follow the line to know more about its conservation status... #Cerrado #conservation #bat #Chiroptera #cave #savanna #mining #deforestation
Even though Cerrado is less than half the size of the Amazon forest, it is a biodiversity hotspot that faces higher or equivalent deforestation rates than the Amazon due to the conversion of the vegetation mostly into pastures and soy bean plantations.
Most of the vegetation conversion to agriculture was only possible due to a technique called "calagem" developed in the 70's to increase the acidic low pH of Cerrado soil. However, part of the limestone used to correct Cerrado soil pH come from limestone exploitation from caves
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Happy #internationalcatday2022 Cats range from being our are agile, intelligent, funny and loyal companions to being apex predators of different ecosystems. Their regal reputation is well deserved. Check out this #Oncilla #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife palmoildetectives.com/2021/08/14/nor…
The elusive, beautiful Marbled Cat is a small #wildcat found throughout #Asia. Near Threatened by #palmoil #deforestation #Chinese medicine and #hunting. Join the #Boycott4Wildlife #Boycottpalmoil to help them #InternationalCatDay2022 palmoildetectives.com/2021/07/24/mar… via @palmoildetect
DYK Black #leopards only differ from other leopards by the colour of their coat, a genetic variation that's #recessive also known as #melanism. Help them with a #Boycott4Wildlife on supermarket #brands sending them #extinct with #palmoil #deforestation palmoildetectives.com/2021/07/28/the…
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@bmay @ChrisJTree @apes4forests @Gussets99 @griffjane @orangutans Brendan - you haven't read beyond the playbook of the #palmoil industry.

A report from 71 NGOS shows the @RSPOtweets FAILS to stop palm oil #humanrights abuses #deforestation from entering the EU.
Via @milieudefensie for @EU_Commission
#Boycottpalmoil
@bmay @ChrisJTree @apes4forests @Gussets99 @griffjane @orangutans @RSPOtweets @milieudefensie @EU_Commission If u are asking Brendan for the average consumer to have faith in the rampantly corrupt #palmoil industry - the answer is NO @WHO reports that the #palmoil industry is akin to the alcohol and tobacco lobby in their report #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
@bmay @ChrisJTree @apes4forests @Gussets99 @griffjane @orangutans @RSPOtweets @milieudefensie @EU_Commission @WHO Here's a thread about @NutellaGlobal/ @Ferrero_EU and how they sponsor school "education" programmes through @ChesterZoo about "sustainable" palm oil, all while continuing with child #slavery, #deforestation for palm oil.
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Happy #CloudedLeopardDay! #Sunda #cloudedleopards in #Sumatra #Borneo are declining from #palmoil and #timber #deforestation & illegal #poaching The Red List says there are 3,700-5,580 individuals alive (2020). Help them #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife palmoildetectives.com/2021/03/08/the…
#Cloudedleopards are #wildcats that live in #rainforests from the #Himalayas to SE Asia and southern #China. Considered a 'medium-sized cat', they weigh about 23 kilos. #CloudedLeopardDay #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife palmoildetectives.com/2021/01/19/asi…
Clouded #leopards get their name for their remarkable "clouds" on their coats. Their large paws make them agile climbers and hunters. Their main threat is #palmoil #deforestation. #CloudedLeopardDay2022 Help them and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife palmoildetectives.com/2021/02/09/bra…
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I've read the stories describing the apology tour of Pope Francis. On Monday after his first visit near Edmonton I decided to comment after the saga had unfolded. It was an emotional week for so many!
1/ #PopeFrancis #Canada #residentialschools #truthandreconciliation
We heard apologies, pleading forgiveness, more apologies, recognition of "cultural destruction" and finally on the flight home #PopeFrancis said "yes, it was a genocide, yes, yes, clearly. You can say that I said it was a genocide."
2/ #residentialschools
theglobeandmail.com/world/article-…
The genocide was justified by the #DoctrineOfDiscovery & while #PopeFrancis, #CatholicChurch, & Crown gov'ts are reluctant to rescind it, the actions I witnessed against the #Wetsuweten in their own territory are empowered by the Doctrine.
3/ #bcpoli #cdnpoli @bcndp @BCNDPCaucus
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Soy is one of the most well-known sources of #PlantBased protein.

While many people enjoy dishes made from #soy, others are concerned about soy’s environmental and health impacts.

Today, we are taking a close look at the impacts of soy and the many myths that surround it.👇 1/8
Many people worry that #soy increases cancer risks.

However, these concerns are based on #animal studies, which found that rodents who were exposed to high doses of isoflavones, compounds found in soy, showed an increased risk of breast cancer. 2/8
sentientmedia.org/soy/
Human studies produced different results.

A study, which followed 70,000 women over 7 years, showed that those who consumed the highest amounts of #soy had a 22% lower chance of getting breast cancer than those who consumed the least. @HarvardChanSPH 3/8
hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsourc…
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@rwritextinction You need to look deeper into this. In the past few days @ConvocaPe @pulitzercenter published a joint global investigation into the @RSPOtweets it is absolutely NOT effective in stopping #deforestation or handling #humanrights complaints - it fails. pulitzercenter.org/stories/rspo-o…
@rwritextinction @ConvocaPe @pulitzercenter @RSPOtweets A June report by @GRAIN_org @FOEInt @bmfonds @Global_Witness and many other NGOs throughout the world strongly recommended the @EU_Commission DOES NOT use certification as a protective mechanism in the #EU anti-deforestation regulation - it does not work. en.milieudefensie.nl/news/10-reason…
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Thread : Buy #palmoilfree and #boycott all Nestle @Nestle products because their #palmoil is destroying rainforest, causing massive global species #extinction. Join me and #Boycott4Wildlife - use your wallet as a weapon! palmoildetectives.com/2021/02/09/nes… via @palmoildetect
This brand @Nestle @NestleUSA @NestleUKI @NestleHealthUS
is destroying rainforests, releasing mega-tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, killing hundreds of endangered species. See Nestlé’s full list of mills where they buy palm oil, six of these are actively destroying forest.
Forest in Indonesia, Malaysia, Africa. They are burn down huge extensions of forests to stablish palm oil plantations. This savage #ecocide is changing the ecosystems forever. Pls take action. Don't keep this going #climatechange #PalmOil #ProtectWildLife #BoycottPalmOilProduct
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The #Ukraine war has shifted international political attention from the Glasgow #COP26 voluntary pledges to the Russian invasion.
Among the Glasgow pledges in detail, I see the most serious shortcomings in the pledge to phase out global funding for coal and other fossil fuels, the so-called #carbonbomb as The Guardian has currently called it, but also in the trend of continued and accelerated #deforestation
IEA's Global Methane Tracker reports higher emissions, but that may have to do with better tracking - which would be a success of Glasgow's #MethanePledge.
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A handful of commodities (🐮🌴🍫☕️) cause a third of all #deforestation, harming millions of forest-dependent people, the climate & biodiversity

A few commodity traders (Cargill, Wilmar, Olam, etc) handle this trade

Here’s what you need to know about their sourcing practices 🧵
The supply chains which move commodities around the world are oft described as an hourglass.
Thousands of farmers supply a handful of commodity traders who in turn supply millions of downstream customers. Image
When downstream companies (manufacturers, retailers) make sustainability commitments, they rely on the traders who supply them to implement these commitments.

Ditto new #DueDiligence legislation which bans the import of products linked to deforestation or human rights abuses.
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#Deforestation: "#Consumption patterns of G7 countries drive an average loss of 3.9 #trees per person per year. Some of the hotspots of deforestation embodied in international trade are also #biodiversity hotspots"

nature.com/articles/s4155… #BiodiversityCrisis #WorldSystem
"#USA, #Japan, #Germany, #France, the #UK, and Italy, and several developing countries, such as #China and #India, have obtained net domestic forest gains. The net forest gains made in these countries were partially offset by importing embodied deforestation from elsewhere"
"Our analysis addresses two main questions: (i) Which #deforestation hotspots are driven by which consumer countries? and (ii) Which forest ecosystems, tropical rain forests or other forest types are the top targets of global supply chains?"
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Today is the #InternationalDayOfForests 🌲🌍💙

🚶‍♀️🚶 👣 @EUCouncil @Europe2022FR @EU_ENV, let’s take a walk in the forest!

🧵👇
#Together4Forests
@EUCouncil @Europe2022FR @EU_ENV @WWF @WWFespana @GreenpeaceEU @Greenpeace @Green_Europe @Ecosia @AlexandreNaulot @CHansenEU @delarabur @marietouss1 Forests are much more than trees. 👇👇

⚠️They shelter biodiversity and communities.
⚠️They are our best ally against climate change.
⚠️ A dependable source of livelihood for many and part of our shared culture.
💙🌍🌲Forests and other wooded land cover almost 40 % of Europe, which means we live in one of the most forest-rich regions in the world.
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