World Rainforest Movement

Paths Beyond Paris: Movements, action and solidarity towards Climate Justice

Posted on Dec 2, 2015

By Carbon Trade Watch. After over 20 years of international climate change negotiations, talks continue to move further away from...

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What do the criticism of the Pope’s encyclical by carbon market and REDD proponents reveal?

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

The new Pope Francis’ “Laudato Sí” encyclical addressing the ecological crisis, particularly the climate crisis, has been...

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Legal action in defence of the rights of nature of the Tangabana páramo

Posted on Dec 21, 2014

The Ecuadorian environmental defence organization YASunidos has joined with Acción Ecológica and the indigenous pastorate of Chimborazo...

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News from the 20th Conference of the Parties of the CCC – Lima

Posted on Dec 8, 2014

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas...

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Beware the bioeconomy

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

    Just a few years ago forestry giant Weyerhauser, a US-based logging company, began running a series of intriguing adverts in...

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Uganda: Carbon plantations generate benefits for foreign investors and certifiers while communities pay prize of displaced livelihoods

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

The commercial tree plantation located in the Kiboga District, the ‘cattle corridor’ of mid-western Uganda, under the name of...

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10th Anniversary of the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Plantations

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Dismantle the power of transnational plantation corporations! There is no “smart monoculture”: Support the People’s Climate...

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Carbon Sink Plantations

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

These are tree plantations, often eucalyptus but it can also be acacia, pine or oil palm, where the owner claims that the trees provide the...

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Nothing Neutral Here: Large-scale biomass subsidies in the UK and the role of the EU ETS

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

A Carbon Trade Watch report that links the demand for biomass in the UK, the role of the EU’s Emissions Trading System and the...

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An overview of industrial tree plantations in the global South: conflicts, trends, and resistance struggles.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

After many years of supporting local struggles and disseminating information from different countries on tree monocultures and its impacts,...

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EJOLT releases report on CDM in Africa

Posted on May 30, 2012

EJOLT (Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade) is an ambitious collaborative project that brings together 23...

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The Carbon Connection – VIDEO

Posted on May 30, 2012

The Carbon Connection, is a Fenceline Films presentation in partnership with the Transnational Institute Environmental Justice Project and...

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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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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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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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Uganda: New Forests Company – FSC legitimizes the eviction of thousands of people from their land and the sale of carbon credits

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

Oxfam International recently released an eye-opening report on the activities of UK-based New Forests Company (NFC) in Uganda. The company...

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CDM carbon sink tree plantations in Africa: A case study in Tanzania

Posted on May 30, 2011

By Blessing Karumbidza and Wally Menne – The Timberwatch Coalition This study dissects a tree plantation carbon sink project at Idete...

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“Forest in exhaustion”: a new trick to subsidize monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

“Forest in exhaustion” stems from a controversial proposal by Brazil under the UNFCCC negotiations in Poznan. The interest of Brazil to...

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Brazil: The case of Plantar – the FSC at the service of the sale of carbon credits

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Companies that promote large-scale monoculture tree plantations do not seek the FSC label solely to increase the value of their final...

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Women and Climate Change

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

Produced by Gender CC, Women for Climate Justice , with the support of the WRM International Secretariat Directed by Flavio Pazos Voice:...

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Brazil: Once again opposing Plantar’s CDM project

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

Plantar S.A. Reflorestamentos, a pig-iron and plantation company operating in Brazil, in the state of Minas Gerais, has been trying hard to...

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Carbon trading: flying on the trapeze without a net

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

There is nothing like creating a problem for finding a good business opportunity . Or at least this is so for seasoned business men and...

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Posco: Destroying forests in India and establishing carbon sink plantations in Uruguay

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

Uruguay and the Republic of Korea have recently signed an Agreement for Investment Promotion and Protection which, according to Uruguayan...

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The “benefits” of tree plantations: shattering the myths

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

International Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations is a good opportunity to expose the myths being spread around about the so-called...

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Myth No. 4: Tree plantations are good for the environment

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

Why is this statement simply not true? Monoculture tree plantations cannot ever improve on the natural environment that is eliminated when...

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Myth No. 11: Tree plantations help to address climate change by neutralizing carbon emitted from fossil fuels

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

At a very fundamental level, dealing with climate change involves making a dramatic and immediate reduction in the amount of fossil fuels...

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Myth No. 12: Tree plantations as carbon sinks help to address climate change by offsetting carbon emitted from fossil fuels

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

From a climate perspective, tree plantations not only are not a solution. They also add yet more problems. It is impossible to predict how...

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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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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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Bath tubs, forests, carbon trading and climate change

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

In 2008, the value of the carbon market increased by 84 per cent, with total transactions increasing from US$64 billion in 2007 to US$118...

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Plantations in the mekong region: overview

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Eucalyptus, oil palm, rubber and jatropha monoculture plantations are expanding onto local communities’ lands and forests in the Mekong...

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Carbon Neutral Magicians

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

Being “carbon neutral” has become fashionable. The World Bank, the Vatican, the World Olympics, the Football World Cup, the Body Shop,...

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A funny place to store carbon: UWA-FACE Foundation’s tree planting project in Mount Elgon National Park, Uganda

Posted on Dec 22, 2006

By Chris Lang and Timothy Byakola “A funny place to store carbon: UWA-FACE Foundation’s tree planting project in Mount Elgon National...

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Monoculture tree plantations in Ecuador

Posted on Aug 25, 2006

By Patricia Granda Through various government programmes and initiatives, with the support of international cooperation agencies,...

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The Vitoria Statement in Support of the Struggles of Local Peoples Against Large-Scale Tree Plantations

Posted on Nov 24, 2005

The following Statement was issued on 24/11/05 in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil at an international meeting on building support for local...

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Carbon Sink Plantations in the Ecuadorian Andes

Posted on May 2, 2005

Impacts of the Dutch FACE-PROFAFOR monoculture tree plantations’ project on indigenous and peasant communities By Patricia...

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Where the Trees are a Desert. Stories from the Ground

Posted on Nov 30, 2003

By Carbon Trade Watch, TNI/FASE This collaorative brieing gives an insight into the history of monoculture eucalyptus plantations inBrazil...

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Convention on Climate Change. Privatising the Atmosphere?

Posted on Nov 17, 2002

The solution to climate change –which is already happening and being suffered by millions of people around the world– is in...

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The carbon shop: planting new problems

Posted on Dec 9, 2000

By Larry Lohmann Even the smallest changes in the earth’s climate have always made a big difference to human societies. When a...

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Mount Tamalpais Declaration

Posted on May 11, 2000

San Francisco, May 2000 We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, wish to express extreme concern about the role envisaged for...

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Ten replies to ten lies

Posted on Aug 9, 1999

By Ricardo Carrere, WRM Planting trees can be very good, but it can also be very bad. It all depends what you’re planting them for, the...

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Tree Plantations: Impacts and Struggles

Posted on Feb 9, 1999

This book includes a selection of articles published in the World Rainforest Movement’s (WRM) Bulletin on the issue of industrial...

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