List of EcoNexus Publications

Some of our publications are (more) technical, also providing a thorough review of the scientific literature to a specific topic coupled with original analysis.

All publications are either completely online or can be downloaded as PDF.

Displaying 26 - 50 of 94
Title Year Type Files Related Topics

Agrofuel Moratorium Call

Jun 2007 Open Letter Download (134.35 KB)

GE Rice

The Genetic Engineering of the World’s Leading Staple Crop

by Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

(24 pages)

for Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific
Dec 2007 Report Download (856.69 KB)

Potential Ecological and Social Impacts of Genetically Engineered Trees

Commentary on the official background paper by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entitled “The Potential Environmental, Cultural and Socio-Economic Impacts of Genetically Modified Trees” (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/13/INF/6)

Co-published by 10 organisations: Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, EcoNexus, Ecoropa, Friends of Siberian Forest, Global Forest Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project, PIPEC (Pacific Indigenous Peoples Environment Coalition), Stop GE Tree Campaign, Timberwatch Coalition, World Rainforest Movement.

(7 pages)

Prepared for CBD SBSTTA 13 Meeting, Rome, Italy, 18-22 February, 2008
Feb 2008 Technical Briefing Download (440.28 KB)

Genetically Engineered Trees & Risk Assessment

An overview of risk assessment and risk management issues

by Ricarda A. Steinbrecher and Antje Lorch

(30 pages)

Published by the Federation of German Scientists. Presented at CBD COP9 negotiations on GE trees
Apr 2008 Report Download (260.97 KB)

Can sustainability criteria for certification of agrofuels be effective?

Helena Paul

(4 pages)

in: Policy Department Economic and Scientific Policy Sustainable Biofuel Production in Tropical and Subtropical Countries Workshop proceedings 12 June 2008, p. 19-22
May 2008 Chapter

Land-use, Bioenergy and Agro-biotechnology

Les Levidov (Open University) and Helena Paul (Econexus)

(35 pages)

Study for the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
Jul 2008 Technical Report Download (1.57 MB)

Why 'marginal' land does not solve the biofuel problems

by Helena Paul

(1 page)

Aug 2008 Briefing

Agrofuels and the Myth of the Marginal Lands

by the African Biodiversity Network, Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus, the Gaia Foundation, Salva La Selva and Watch Indonesia

(8 pages)

Aug 2008 Briefing

Feed the world?

R. Steinbrecher & A. Lorch

(4 pages)

The Ecologist, November 2008.
Nov 2008 Article Download (200.55 KB)

No Idle Threat to the Marginalised

The Focus on “Marginal and Idle” Land for Biofuels (Agrofuels)

Helena Paul

(4 pages)

published as 'Biofuel 2.0', The Ecologist, February 2009
Feb 2009 Article Download (174.19 KB)

Real problems, false solutions

Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus, NOAH & FoE Denmark

(7 pages)

Seedling, October 2009
Sep 2009 Article

Agriculture and soils in carbon trading

Prepared by Jonathan Ensor (Practical Action), Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch), Susanne Gura (EcoNexus) & Helena Paul (EcoNexus)

(2 pages)

Dec 2009 Briefing Download (61.23 KB)

Agriculture and Climate Change - Real Problems, False Solutions

by Helena Paul, Almuth Ernsting, Stella Semino, Susanne Gura & Antje Lorch - EcoNexus, Biofuelwatch, Grupo de Reflexion Rural, NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark), and The Development Fund Norway

(44 pages)

Report published for the Conference of the Parties, COP15, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen, December 2009.
Dec 2009 Report Download (408.7 KB), Download (202.79 KB), Download (846.35 KB), Download (159.48 KB)

Global Agrofuel Crops as Dispossession

Les Lavidow, Helena Paul

In: Sparking A Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-petrol World / Kolya Abramsky ed.
Jan 2010 Chapter

Soy production and certification: the case of Argentinean soy-based biodiesel

Julia Tomei, Stella Semino, Helena Paul, Lilian Joensen, Mario Monti & Erling Jelsøe

(23 pages)

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15(4): 371-394, DOI: 10.1007/s11027-010-9225-2
Mar 2010 Scientific Paper Download (368.38 KB)

Carbon - The New Cash Crop

Helena Paul

(4 pages)

The Land, Autumn 2010, Issue 9, pp.15-18
Apr 2010 Article Download (468.03 KB)

Global agrofuel crops as contested sustainability, Part I: Sustaining what development?

Les Levidow, Helena Paul

(17 pages)

Jun 2010 Article Download (915.03 KB)

Synthetic Biology

Letter to New Scientist

Helena Paul and Ricarda Steinbrecher

(1 page)

New Scientiest, Issue 2772, p.24-25, 7 August 2010
Jul 2010 Opinion piece

Release of GM mosquito Aedes aegypti OX513A (NRE(S)609-2/1/3)

Scientific opinion to the Department of Biosafety, Ministery of Natural Resources and Environment of Malaysia

Ricarda A. Steinbrecher

Aug 2010 Scientific opinion Download (146.19 KB), Download (300.29 KB), Download (338.5 KB)

El sueño del mercado de carbono: millones de créditos de carbonos por sumideros basados en el uso de la tierra

Econexus y Biofuelwatch

(3 pages)

Informe para las negociaciones sobre el clima, Cancun, Noviembre 2010
Nov 2010 Briefing Download (118.17 KB), Download (124.59 KB)

The carbon market dream: millions of offsets from land-use “sinks”

Econexus and Biofuelwatch

(3 pages)

Briefing for Cancun Climate Negotiations
Nov 2010 Briefing Download (118.17 KB)

Carbon markets – A distraction from the real priority: immediate emission reductions

Helena Paul

(4 pages)

Nov 2010 Briefing Download (136.23 KB)

CSO statement on the planned field release of GM mosquitos

Statement of Concern from Civil Society Organizations Regarding Field Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

EcoNexus as one of 87 civil society organisations

(5 pages)

Dec 2010 Open Letter Download (89.51 KB)

GM chicken - a solution to bird flu?

Jan 2011 Commentary

Open Letter on the release of GM mosquitos in Malaysia

Open Letter from Civil Society Organizations in Response to the Field Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Malaysia

EcoNexus as one of 74 civil society organizations around the world

(4 pages)

Feb 2011 Open Letter Download (90.83 KB)