World Rainforest Movement

Call to donors to halt funding REDD+ projects

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

On last 21 September – the World Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations – the “No REDD Platform”, a coalition of...

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Philippines: Rally to stop Chinese mining in Palawan!

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

On 10 November, indigenous peoples and farmer communities with people’ s organization ALDAW gathered in Brooke’s Point city,...

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Help Kuy People of Cambodia to Save their forest

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

In Cambodia, some 200,000 mostly Indigenous Kuy villagers are desperately trying to prevent the destruction of Prey Lang (“Our Forest),...

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Mekong: International petition against the Xayaburi Dam

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

On the first week of November, International Rivers launched an international petition calling on the Prime Ministers of Laos and Thailand...

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Climate change, supposedly renewable energy and biomass

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

Since time immemorial, human beings have used biomass to produce energy in a sustainable way. In the meantime, industrialization is...

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Liberia: The case of Vattenfall – African timber to save the climate in Germany?

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

The Swedish state-owned multinational Vattenfall is Europe’s fifth largest energy producer. Its affiliate Vattenfall Europe, based in...

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The new trend of biomass plantations in Brazil: tree monocultures

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

A new expansion cycle: carbon and biomass plantations Within the context of Brazil’s efforts to be a global economic power, a report...

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CDM does not reduce emissions. Leaving fossil fuels in the ground does

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

Last month, I was in Bangkok for a meeting about carbon markets in southeast Asia. It was ironic to be discussing a false solution to...

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False solutions to climate change enabling land grabbing in Africa

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

Next week an international farmers’ conference will take place in Mali to stop land grabbing. Organized by La Via Campesina, it is...

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Brazil – Behind the Greenwashing: The commodification of forests and impacts on local communities in the state of Acre

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

The state of Acre, in the Brazilian Amazon region, earned worldwide attention in the late 1980s through the struggle for social and...

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India: Forests and tree plantations under carbon offset schemes

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

The new abstractions created by the climate change discourse in the form of REDD and REDD+ have come to deepen the commodification of...

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COP 17 in Durban: From pessimism to optimistic signs

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

What can we expect from the 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban? Could it be that at...

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Issue 172 – November 2011

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

Climate Business

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