緊急リリース: IOC、無計画で持続不可能な東京オリンピック競技場建設に加担

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Media Release: IOC complicit in unaccountable and unsustainable Tokyo Olympic Stadium construction accepts weak standards of Tokyo Olympic authorities

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Media Release: Logging Rainforest Reserves virtually unconstrained in Draft Special Species Management Plan for Tasmania

Media Release: Logging Rainforest Reserves virtually unconstrained in Draft Special Species Management Plan for Tasmania

Rainforest reserves can be logged without triggering any assessment of the impact on the specific reserve values or the effect on existing reserve management plans under the draft Special Species Management Plan released today by the Tasmanian government for public comment.

Additionally, over 350,000ha of high conservation value forests previously designated for future protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement would be logged, potentially affecting a huge list of threatened wildlife, including the wedge-tailed eagle, masked owl, spotted-tailed quoll, eastern quoll, swift parrot, grey goshawk, white-bellied sea eagle and Tasmanian devil as well as the other conservation values of these forests.

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Media Release: Temporary Reprieve for Tasmania’s Unprotected HCV Forests

Temporary Reprieve for Tasmania’s Unprotected HCV Forests

Forest Industry must now be clear whether they want to risk reputation and log them from 2020

 

Whilst pleased that the unreserved high conservation value forests of Tasmania will not be logged next year after the Upper House voted down a government plan to do so, Markets For Change remains concerned that the same forests can come back onto logging schedules in 2020.

“A temporary reprieve from logging has been won for Tasmania’s unreserved high conservation value forests, but we remain concerned that they will come back onto logging schedules in 2020 instead of being securely protected,” said Markets For Change CEO Ms Peg Putt.

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Media Release: Deforestation to undermine Regional Forest Agreement, crucial environmental services, and endangered forest types under Tasmanian government’s forest clearance policy

The Tasmanian government’s announced changes to the Permanent Native Forest Estate Policy substantially overturn provisions put in place to safeguard biodiversity in the most heavily impacted forest types and to tackle the devastating impacts of deforestation on soils and water across rural areas of Tasmania, according to Markets For Change.

The claim that this is not broadscale clearance in the Tasmanian context is disputed, as is the implication that Minister Guy Barnett having discretion to approve such deforestation is not laissez faire.

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“All three components of the Permanent Native Forest Estate Policy are being substantially undermined by the Tasmanian government. These are the protection of forests in reserves, ending land clearing, and ensuring a strong Forest Practices system,” said Markets For Change CEO, Peg Putt

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Media Release: TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS SCANDAL:

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TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS SCANDAL:

Over 140,000 signatures delivered to Japanese Embassies around the world demanding no rainforest destruction or human rights abuses

Banner protests in Sarawak, Malaysia and at Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium site

 

 

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Media Release: Urgent investigation required as use of plywood likely linked to tropical forest destruction and human rights abuses found at construction site of new Tokyo Olympic Stadium

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Urgent investigation required as use of plywood likely linked to tropical forest destruction and human rights abuses found at construction site of new Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Citing a significant breach of the commitment to a sustainable 2020 Olympics, Japanese and international environmental groups today called for an urgent independent investigation of the use of tropical formwork plywood that appears to originate from the notorious Malaysian logging company, Shin Yang, in the construction of the new National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

 

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Media Release : Tasmania’s tarnished forestry brand in further jeopardy - unsurprisingly

It is unsurprising that a major Australian timber retailer and Japanese customers of Tasmanian wood products have indicated that they will not buy wood sourced from High Conservation Value forests subject to government plans to open them for logging, according to Markets For Change – a conservation group that campaigns in the markets, with companies and consumers.

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Media Release: Cupconsciouscafe.com website launched to highlight cafes who pledge to fill reusable cups, as part of International Day of Action on Throwaway Cups

A new website to foster cafes supporting customers to use reusable cups instead of throwaway coffee cups is being launched today by Markets For Change as a rolling day of action on throwaway cups around the globe culminates in Australia.

Actions by civil society organisations around the world advocating avoiding using throwaway cups, which cause harm to people, forests, water and the climate, commenced in China on Wednesday 22 March 2017 moving through Europe to the United States and thence to Australia on 23 March. 

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Media Release: Unsustainable logging of native forests not welcome in Tasmania as forests logged out in Victoria

The suggestion that Tasmania could become a logging haven for unsustainable forestry no longer able to operate in Victoria’s native forests due to overcutting there would be seen as a bad joke if not for its concurrence with Tasmanian government moves to put high conservation value forests back on the chopping block.

 The impending closure of Heybridge mill has been announced, largely as a result of unsustainable logging levels over the years, after it became apparent that massive government subsidies could only sustain a fraction of the jobs and would not support a viable operation.

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