Monday, September 24, 2012

[biofuelwatch] Email alerts and Biofuelwatch news

(Apologies for double posting to those receiving regular news updates rather than occasional alerts on this list)

Email alerts:

 World Rainforest Movement are asking for signatures for three Open Letters .  One supports communities in Gabon that are opposing the expansion of large oil palm and rubber plantations.  The second supports communities in the Southern Philippines who are trying to stop land-grabbing by a palm oil company, A Brown Company Inc.  The third denounces FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification of eucalyptus plantations belonging to Fibria Celulose SA in Brazil. 

Biofuelwatch news:

+ We currently have a job vacancy for a Bioenergy Campaigner.  For more details, including on how to apply, please see

+ We have published a  new report, 'Sustainable Biomass: A Modern Myth'. It explores the certification companies certifying biomass as sustainable, the UK government's proposed sustainability criteria for biomass, and developer's 'promises' to source sustainable biomass.  To download the report or Executive Summary, please go to


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