World Rainforest Movement

Plantations as sinks: the carbon fraud at its worst

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

While for the majority of humanity climate change spells disaster, a few corporate-minded people perceive it as a good business...

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Brazil: Plantar’s ‘new’ eucalyptus projects advance towards CDM validation

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

In mid-July the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board accepted a new methodology proposed as part of the controversial Plantar...

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Ecuador: Statement by the indigenous peoples against forest/REDD CO2lonialism

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

The inclusion of forests on the carbon market in its REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing...

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Uganda: Carbon sink plantation – where trees are more important than people

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

The UK-based New Forests Company is establishing tree plantations in Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania. The company states that “Whilst...

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Destroying with one hand, taking with the other: Biomass, REDD and forests

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

Forests are big news these days. Preventing deforestation will help us address climate change (at least if the carbon stored in the forests...

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Argentina: Wichi and Guarani women raise their voices against deforestation linked to soybean expansion

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

According to a research paper produced by Daniel Slutzky from the Conicet Centre for Urban and Regional Studies quoted by journalist...

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Burma: The looming social and environmental disaster of the Tasang dam

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

Keng Kham is a community located along the Pang River, that flows down from the mountain and into the Salween River in southern Shan State...

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Kenya: Projected sugar cane plantations may wipe out invaluable Tana River Delta

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

The Tana River Delta is one of the most important wetlands in Africa and among the largest and most important freshwater wetland systems of...

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

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

For over a decade, the World Rainforest Movement has been denouncing that -by certifying large scale tree plantations- the FSC is...

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Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples oppose acacia plantations on their customary lands

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

The indigenous people of Teluk Meranti in the Kampar Peninsula, Riau, Sumatra, are resisting efforts by a pulp and paper company to take...

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Indonesia: Call for suspension of World Bank (IFC) lending to oil palm

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

An internal audit has revealed that the World Bank’s private sector arm – the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – has allowed...

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Malaysia: Indigenous Peoples call for a moratorium on large-scale tree plantations

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

On the World Indigenous Peoples Day – 9th August 2009 – the Malaysian Indigenous Peoples Organisations Coalition called on for...

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Meeting of the Latin American network against monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

On 1 August 2009, members of the Latin American Network against Monoculture Tree Plantations (RECOMA) met in the locality of Villa Serrana,...

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Issue 145 – August 2009

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

Marketing in the Climate

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