Carbon Offsets Cause Conflict and Colonialism: Indigenous Peoples Denounce at United Nations; Demand Cancellation of REDD+ Indigenous Environmental Network -- 18 May 2016 “The sacred air we breathe is being sold to the highest bidder. We implore the UN to have compassion for humanity and Mother Earth by immediately canceling carbon trading, carbon offsets, and REDD+ projects in or near Indigenous Peoples’ lands and territories”
From Uniformity to Diversity: A Paradigm Shift from Industrial Agricultural to Diversified Agroecological Systems Emile A. Frison (Lead Coordinating Author), IPES-Food -- Jun 2016 "Today’s food and farming systems have succeeded in supplying large volumes of foods to global markets, but are generating negative outcomes on multiple fronts: widespread degradation of land, water and ecosystems; high GHG emissions; biodiversity losses; persistent hunger and micro-nutrient deficiencies alongside the rapid rise of obesity and diet-related diseases; and livelihood stresses for farmers around the world."
Global Forest Watch -- Dynamic, Online Map World Resources Institute -- Launched 20 Feb 2014 Global Forest Watch is a"dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests .... it unites satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to timely and reliable information about forests. GFW is free and follows an open data approach in putting decision-relevant information in the hands of governments, companies, NGOs, and the public.
Seed Map USC Canada & ETC Group Seed Map is a unique, user-friendly, interactive and comprehensive online tool to explore where our food comes from, the challenges facing agriculture today, and strategies to overcome them.
The Rise of Environmental Crime: A Growing Threat to Natural Resources, Peace, Development and Security UPEP-Interpol Rapid Response Assessment, Christian Nellemann (Editor in Chief) et al -- 2016 “The rise of environmental crime across the world is deeply troubling. The vast sums of money generated from these despicable crimes are fuelling insecurity and keeping highly sophisticated international criminal gangs in business. It is essential the world acts now to combat this growing menace before it is too late.”