Record Land Grab Predicted As Demand Soars For New Sources Of Food, Energy And Wood Fiber

Monday, July 14, 2008 - 09:26 in Earth & Climate

Escalating global demand for fuel, food and wood fiber will destroy the world's forests, if efforts to address climate change and poverty fail to empower the billion-plus forest-dependent poor, according to two reports just released by the US-based Rights and Resources Initiative, an international coalition comprising the world's foremost organizations on forest governance and conservation.

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