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Bulletin Issue 101 – December 2005

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: MONOCULTURE TREE PLANTATIONS

Large-scale monoculture tree plantations are being promoted in the South by a broad array of governments, international institutions and corporate actors. Local communities are being impacted by those plantations and are fighting back to regain control over their territories. Given the negative social and environmental impacts these plantations entail, the WRM organized an International Meeting on Plantations (together with FASE-ES and GJEP) which was held on 21-25 November 2005 in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. The meeting brought together experiences from people working in different countries and issues related to plantations. In this bulletin we include a summarized version of most of the meeting’s presentations as a means of sharing information and analysis with all the bulletin’s readers.

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OURVIEWPOINT

MOVING FORWARD

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, SIMILAR PROBLEMS

CORPORATE “SOLUTIONS”: CARBON PLANTATIONS AND GE TREES

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  • GE Trees at the meeting in Vitoria
    GE Trees at the meeting in Vitoria

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LINKING WITH FOREST PEOPLES RIGHTS

THE VITORIA DECLARATION