World Rainforest Movement

Plantations, poverty and power: Europe’s role in the expansion of the pulp industry in the South

By Chris Lang

The area of industrial tree plantations is expanding in the global South. Vast areas of monocultures have been established to feed raw material to the pulp and paper industry. This report investigates the role of European companies and institutions in promoting this expansion and to look at the impacts on local communities and their environments in the South. It demands an end to financing business as usual in the plantations and pulp and paper sector, and an end to development “aid” to the sector.

Plantations, poverty and power: Europe’s role in the expansion of the pulp industry in the South

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