Category - deforestation

  • December 13, 2010

    The Green Party has issued a fresh warning about the perils of privatising UK national forests, following concerns expressed by conservation groups.

  • March 30, 2010

    Public bodies could bring about significant improvements in UK farming by ensuring that they buy their food from sustainable and ethical sources, according to Friends of the Earth.

  • July 6, 2009

    Tony Blair has today (Monday) published a new report offering ‘practical solutions to tackle climate change through technology’.

  • June 29, 2009

    A committee of MPs has warned that developed countries must change their patterns of consumption in order to prevent deforestation and tackle climate change.

  • May 29, 2009

    An activist from the Yanomami people in the Amazon is to tell MPs at the Houses of Parliament that the world’s rainforests cannot be put under further pressure from multinational companies or illegal loggers and miners.

  • January 27, 2009

    The ecological destruction of the Amazon region poses a serious threat to the planet, former Brazilian environmental minister Marina Silva has warned as the World Social Forum begins.

  • June 16, 2008

    Land degradation intensifies agricultural economic losses, disorganizes local and regional food markets, and causes social and political instability. To combat it there is an increasing push towards sustainable agriculture - the ability of a farm to produce food indefinitely, without causing irreversible damage to ecosystem health. And now there are lots of creative ways you can help support this work from giving a can of worms to a Bolivian farmer through to helping create a farming conservation plot in Zimbabwe.