News - Forests

Alison Kentish

04/28/2021

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 2021 (IPS) - A new global report on forests says that while the COVID-19 pandemic is the latest threat to achieving ambitious forest protection goals, it has brought the importance of forests to...

11/25/2020

San Miguel de Allende/Irapuato - Ecologists from Guanajuato announced that they will file a protection petition for the revocation of the recently approved "Urban Tree Law" because they do not defend trees, but rather put...

Joint Communiqué of the Observatorio Ciudadano and El Charco del Ingenio

11/21/2020

In response to the lawsuits filed in 2019 by El Observatorio Ciudadano de los Sanmiguelenses AC and El Charco del Ingenio AC before the State Administrative Justice Tribunal, requesting that the integrity of the El Charco...

Ronnie Cummins

01/20/2020

“Unsustainable land use and greenhouse gas emissions are delivering a one-two punch to natural ecosystems that are key to the fight against global climate change.

And without...

Thalif Deen

04/23/2020

UNITED NATIONS, The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), described as an integral part of its highly-...

Catrin Einhorn

04/09/2020

The destruction of forests into fragmented patches is increasing the likelihood that viruses and other pathogens will jump from wild animals to humans, according to...

Sonia Shah

02/18/2020

Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.

It could have been a...

Vandana Shiva

03/19/2020

We are one Earth Family on one planet, healthy in our diversity and interconnectedness. The planet’s health and our health is non separable. As Dr King reminded us “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,...

10/16/2019

San Miguel de Allende [translation] - On Wednesday, a group of professionals presented an alternative project that had been presented to the municipal government for their consideration on respecting the trees,...

10/15/2019

Immediately following the release of the activists detained for defending the trees on Avenida Guadalupe and the removal of the trees, Arnoldo Cuéllar interviewed one of the detainees—Maribel Arciniega, of Salvemos 41...

Ana Gaby Hdez.

10/07/2019

Activists and defenders of the trees on Guadalupe Avenue have reached the goal of 13 Thousand Signatures to prevent the trees from being transplanted. Lawyers, environmentalists, Architects and Senator Jesusa Rodriguez...

A global campaign launched by UNECE Executive Secretary Olga Algayerova to promote climate action in cities

10/05/2019

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said that climate change is “the battle of my life.” He is not the only one.

Climate change is a battle we are all fighting. More than ever, cities are where the battle...

Colette Moria

09/29/2019

"There is a magical machine that absorbs carbon from the air, costs very little and builds itself. It's called a tree."

On Friday, September 20 members of the "Climate Action group of SMA" march to Parque...

09/19/2019

Film by Swedish activist and Guardian journalist George Monbiot says nature must be used to repair broken climate

The protection and restoration of living ecosystems such as forests, mangroves and...

09/23/2019

On Saturday, September 21, the removal of 41 trees was scheduled to begin on Avenida Guadalupe in front of the San Juan de Dios market. The trees, which line the center of the street, are more than 20 years old. However...

Desmond Brown

06/20/2019

ANKARA, With two-thirds of the world’s population projected to be living in cities by 2050, increasing pressure continues to be placed on forests which are being cleared to make way for agricultural production.

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