World Rainforest Movement

FSC’s greenwashing of tree monocultures: Evidence provided by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Industry itself

For over a decade, the World Rainforest Movement has been denouncing that -by certifying large scale tree plantations- the FSC is greenwashing the destructive activities of plantation companies in Southern countries (for further information seehttp://www.wrm.org.uy/actors/FSC/index.html). More importantly, WRM has stressed that by doing so, the FSC is undermining local peoples’ struggles against monoculture tree plantations.

Evidence supporting the above is provided in a video by the executive president of the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Industry (BRACELPA), who argues that Brazilian “planted forests” cannot be called Green Deserts (as local communities suffering their impacts define them), because “all our forests [plantations] are certified by the FSC …”.

The video is available at http://www.wrm.org.uy/actors/FSC/FSC_greenwashing.html

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