World Rainforest Movement

The financing of industrial tree plantations in the global South in times of crisis: What crisis?

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

The news reports out of Europe and the United States describe situations of severe financial-economic crises, with little or no economic...

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Old and new investors behind the expansion of industrial tree plantations

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

The expansion of large-scale monoculture tree plantations in the global South dates back to the 20th century, becoming particularly marked...

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“Paper Dragons”: Timber Plantation Corporations and Creditors in Indonesia

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

The emergence of “Paper Dragons” In Indonesia’s business terms, the word ‘dragon’ is a symbol of success and...

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Mozambique: Industrial tree plantations generate profits for investors, negative impacts for peasant communities

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

According to figures from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there were 62,000 hectares of industrial monoculture...

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Uruguay: New funds for industrial tree plantations

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

t was recently reported that the pulp and paper consortium Montes del Plata, a joint venture between Swedish-Finnish forestry giant Stora...

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Oil palm: 12 Replies to 12 Lies about Oil Palm monocultures plantations

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

Focusing on the claims made by the oil palm industry to “sell” their industrial plantations, the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) has...

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India: The Uttarakhand tragedy is not natural

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

India Climate Justice, a collective of social movements, trade unions, other organizations and individuals, has issued on last June 25 a...

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Mozambique: Farmers call for resistance to land-grabbing

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

Members of the National Peasants Union, known as UNAC, in Mozambique, and representatives of international nongovernmental organizations...

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Open letter on EU biofuels policy

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

More than 100 organisations (including a number of coalitions representing many more groups) signed up to an Open Letter to EU decision...

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Ecuador: Vigil for Yasuní

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

After the Ecuadorian president announced plans to carry out an evaluation on securing financing for the Yasuní-ITT project, reflecting a...

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Carbon discredited: why the EU should steer clear of forest carbon offsets

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

“Carbon discredited: why the EU should steer clear of forest carbon offsets”, published by FERN and Friends of the Earth...

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The Pinochet forestry model and the expansionist efforts of irresponsible politicians and business owners

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

“El modelo forestal pinochetista y los intentos expansionistas de irresponsables políticos y empresarios” (The Pinochet forestry model...

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Issue 191 – June 2013

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

Financing the Expansion tf Monoculture Tree Plantations

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