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[Biofuelwatch] Biofuelwatch September/October Newsletter




Biofuelwatch Newsletter September/October 2014
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Dear subscriber, this is the September/October edition of Biofuelwatch's monthly newsletter, with UK and international news on our campaigns, campaigns we support and important policy developments. 

In this newsletter:

UK Campaign & Policy News


1. Protest outside the Green Investment Bank's Second Birthday Celebration, London, 28/10
2. New London group against Big Biomass
3. Free Biofuelwatch training session in London, 15/11
4. Biofuelwatch articles about Energy Policy and the Scottish Devolution debate


International News

5. Global Climate Justice Mobilisations during September
6. Indigenous Environmental Network Campaign to STOP GE Trees
7. Palm Oil in Palawan: Local Resistance Continues
8. US: Research reveals the scale of CO2 emissions likely from plans for increased logging, including for bioenergy

 


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1. Protest outside the Green Investment Bank's  Second Birthday Celebration, London, 28/10

If you're in or near London, please join Biofuelwatch and the new London Biomassive group for a protest outside the Green Investment Bank's Second Birthday Celebration. 

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2. New London Group Against Big Biomass

There is a new group of people campaigning in London against big biomass – London Biomassive.  If you'd like to find out more or get involved, please go to https://www.facebook.com/LondonBiomassive or email biofuelwatch@ymail.com if you don't use Facebook.  

3. Free Biofuelwatch training session in London, Saturday, 15th November

We are organising a training session from 2.15 to 5.30 pm in Central London for anyone interested in campaigning against large-scale industrial bioenergy. It'll be an opportunity to get more background information as well as gain more confidence in speaking about the issues.  If you are interested in the event, please email biofuelwatch@ymail.com for more details.


4. Biofuelwatch articles about Energy Policy and the Scottish Devolution debate

Here are two articles by Biofuelwatch members related to Energy Policy and the Scottish Devolution debate:

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5. Global Climate Justice Mobilisations During September

The UN Climate Summit in New York on 23rd September was the focus of the largest global mobilisations against climate change and for climate justice since 2009. 

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Fran Billie of the Seminole Nation in Florida at the points out how real forests "mean life to the People, but GE trees mean death".  Photo: PhotoLangelle.org 

6. Indigenous Environmental Network Campaign to STOP GE Trees

From 7th to 9th October, the Indigenous Environmental Network Campaign to STOP GE Trees held an Action Camp in North Carolina.  The camp focussed on building a network of tribal representatives and community members to share information and mobilise against the threats posed by Genetically Engineered Trees to Indigenous Peoples, their culture, and traditions. 

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Members of the Palawan Campaign Against Land Grabbing

7. Palm Oil in Palawan: Local Resistance Continues

We previously reported about the devastating impacts of oil palm plantations on Indigenous Peoples and on forests on the Philippine island of Palawan.  Palawan has been declared a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve because of its unique biocultural diversity. 

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8. US: Research reveals the scale of CO2 emissions likely from plans for increased logging, including for bioenergy

Oregon Senator Wyden, who heads the Senate Finance and Trade Committees, has been championing several bills that would undermine public input on logging proposals while expanding industry access to wood on public lands.

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