World Rainforest Movement

Four recent WRM briefings related to climate change

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

As a contribution for facilitating the involvement of civil society in the protection of the Earth’s climate, the WRM has recently...

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Brazil: Agribusiness, deforestation and climate change

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

The present development model has been strengthened on the basis of large-scale models – production, marketing, consumption – and the...

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Colombia: Criminalization, a mechanism to ensure unfair “development”

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

In Colombia the State resorts to criminalizing social and grass-roots organizations as a method of repression aimed at imposing by force...

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Congo, DR: Doing away with forests, people and climate through logging

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

DRC’s rainforest –the world’s second largest– is disappearing through logging. According to a report from The Guardian (1),...

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Costa Rica: Grass-roots resistance to open cast mining in Crucitas

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

On 17 December 2001, by Resolution # R-578-2001-MINAE and in a totally underhand manner, the Costa Rican Ministry of the Environment and...

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Dams on the Mekong mainstream would destroy fisheries for millions

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

“The Mekong matters to the people who live round it perhaps more than any other river on earth,” wrote Fred Pearce in his book...

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Ecuador: Government will hand over mangroves belonging to the Ecuadorian people to the shrimp farming industry

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

On 15 October, the President of the Republic, the Economist Rafael Correa Delgado, and four Ministers of State issued Decree 1391...

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India: Forest dependent Vangujjars harassed by local government

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

Vangujjars, a distinct nomadic tribe with a very rich cultural heritage has been living scattered in the Indian upland forests of the...

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Mexico: Mining causes ecocide in Coahuayana, Michoacan

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

The Italo-Argentine mining company TERNIUM is planning to mine for iron minerals in nearly 2,000 hectares of tropical forest in the...

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Nigeria: Gas flaring – major contributor to climate change and human rights abuses

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

Nigeria holds 11,700 square kilometers of mangrove forest: the third largest in the world and the largest in Africa. Most of this mangrove...

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Palm oil expansion for agrofuels: Burning all hope of stabilising the climate?

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

Two years ago, 5.3 million hectares across Indonesia were engulfed in flames in the worst fire season since 1997/98. Haze blanketed large...

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Uruguay: Eucalyptus plantations degrade soils and release carbon

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

In spite of all the scientific evidence existing on the negative impacts of large scale monoculture tree plantations, the Climate Change...

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Unifying struggles under the climate change umbrella

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

For peoples struggling for their rights in forest areas, climate change appears to be far removed from their immediate concerns. However,...

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Issue 136 – November 2008

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

Climate Change

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