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 51 - 75 of 94
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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)

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

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

Les Levidow, Helena Paul

(17 pages)

Jun 2010 Article Download (915.03 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)

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)

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

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)

Real problems, false solutions

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

(7 pages)

Seedling, October 2009
Sep 2009 Article

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)

Feed the world?

R. Steinbrecher & A. Lorch

(4 pages)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

Agrofuel Moratorium Call

Jun 2007 Open Letter Download (134.35 KB)

Agrofuels: Towards a Reality Check in Nine Key Areas

Co-published by Biofuelwatch, Carbon Trade Watch / Transnational Institute, Corporate Europe Observatory, EcoNexus, Ecoropa, Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Munlochy Vigil, NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark), Rettet den Regenwald, Watch Indonesia

(36 pages)

Report submitted to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in preparation for SBSTTA 12 (July 2007, Paris, France).
Mar 2007 Report Download (365.93 KB)

Transformation-induced Mutations in Transgenic Plants

Analysis and Biosafety Implications

by Allison K Wilson, Jonathan R Latham and Ricarda A Steinbrecher

(29 pages)

In: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews, Vol 23, December 2006, pp. 209-237
Dec 2006 Scientific Paper Download (897.66 KB)

Briefing Paper on Transgenic Trees

Implications for Human Health, Biodiversity and Biosafety

Joint briefing paper issued by: Global Justice Ecology Project, EcoNexus, Friends of the Earth International, Global Forest Forum and World Rainforest Movement

(2 pages)

Prepared for CBD COP8 (available in English, Spanish and Portugese)
Mar 2006 Briefing Download (189.26 KB)

GURTs: No Case for Field Trials

by EcoNexus and the Federation of German Scientists

(4 pages)

Briefing Paper for CBD COP8, Curitiba, Brazil
Mar 2006 Technical Briefing Download (47.78 KB)

Genetically Engineered Trees: No Solution to Global Warming

UN COP-8 Briefing No. 2

Published by EcoNexus & Global Justice Ecology Project

(2 pages)

Prepared for CBD COP8 (available in English, Spanish and Portugese)
Mar 2006 Briefing

The Mutational Consequences of Plant Transformation

by JR Latham, AK Wilson and RA Steinbrecher

(7 pages)

In: Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (2006), Volume 2006, Article ID 25376
Jan 2006 Scientific Paper Download (511.88 KB)