Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung have just updated their dossier New Economy of Nature!
‘Offsetting is better than doing nothing at all.’
‘Prices must tell the ecological truth.’
These and other popular arguments for an economic valuation of nature are critiqually questioned in our dossier New Economy of Nature. Ten contrasting points illustrate where these common assumptions fall short or where they are just false.
Also NEW in our dossier:
Our dossier illustrates what the concept of the ‘New Economy of Nature’ stands for and why this approach has been of increased interest to economy and politics. We name key actors and institutions that are shaping the discourse and highlight contradictions as well as disputable assumptions.
Friends of the Earth International are presenting a new publication from their Forests and Biodiversity Program.
The brochure, “rejecting Financialization of Nature”, explains in a simple way how financialzation works using examples from different countries. It puts forward a strong position on financialization to raise awareness in the public and should be a useful tool for those lobbying at international and national levels.
Spanish and French language editions are available from Friends of the Earth International directly.
Friends of the Earth International is also publishing materials to support its work about climate finance at the national and international levels, at the UN and UNFCCC, backing Indigenous Peoples and local communities rights to end deforestation and forest degradation.
Drawing together these pieces of work, Isaac Rojas has written an article for The Ecologist magazine: “Local communities, not global financiers, are the best forest managers”.
Friends of the Earth Europe has produced a new paper stating that the group believes “nature is not for sale”.
Proposed EU policy would introduce new systems of biodiversity offsetting as a theoretical way to secure “no net loss” of biodiversity. Friends of the Earth Europe’s paper summarises and explains the problems with this approach.
You can read the report on the Friends of the Earth Europe website.
Biodiversity offsetting, making dreams come true from Global Motion on Vimeo.
Biodiversity offsetting makes dreams come true. It is the license that can make bad developers’ dreams a reality.
Across the world offsets already justify the destruction of irreplaceable ecosystems to make way for mining projects, motorways, pipelines …
Europe is the new frontier for biodiversity offsets.The European Union is considering new legislation that permits biodiversity offsets.
Tell the EU that nature is not for sale by responding to their public consultation before 17th October 2014 and sign our letter to the EU.
Last year more then 140 organisations signed on to the ‘No to biodiversity offsets declaration’. Read all about it here
‘Biodiversity offsetting, making dreams come true’ is a film by the following organisations:
- Counter Balance
- Carbon Trade Watch
Our protest action against the great nature sale at the entrance of the first World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh, Scotland