A paper published this week in Nature concludes that the Amazon is losing its capacity to absorb carbon. In the past decade, the carbon absorbed by the Amazon each year has decreased by about one-third.
In July 2014, about 130 social and environmental groups spent four days in a meeting on Margarita Island in Venezuela discussing climate change. At the end of the meeting, they produced the “Margarita Declaration on Climate Change”.
The Forest Peoples Programme’s April 2011 ENewsletter starts with this sentence: “Closing the gap between international human rights law and realities on the ground is the most important challenge facing forest peoples.”