World Rainforest Movement

Trade deals, agribusiness and the climate crisis

Posted on Nov 9, 2015

  The climate talks in Paris in December this year are viewed as a last chance for the world’s governments to commit to binding...

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Latin America and EU Trade relationships – Animated video

Posted on Jun 9, 2015

de EU Latin America.This video explains how a trade relationship – mainly based on the extraction of raw materials – is...

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FSC: Certifying accumulation markets

Posted on May 6, 2015

  For a long time, WRM, along with other organizations and social movements, has denounced the certification of projects that are...

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REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation

Posted on Nov 13, 2013

The Global Forest Coalition launched a new report on ‘REDD+ and the Underlying Causes of Deforestation and forest Degradation’...

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South Africa: Pulp Industry expansion – land-grabbing disguised as community development

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

  During the Apartheid era many South Africans were deprived of their traditional land through laws that led to their displacement...

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A brief overview of deforestation in tropical forests

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

1. Introduction UN climate negotiations have sparked a new wave of international interest in the fate of tropical forests. Their...

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Brazil: Documentary film exposes FSC plantations as “Sustainable on Paper” only

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

  “Sustainable on Paper”, a documentary film by journalists An-Katrien Lecluyse and Leopold Broers released in Belgium in 2011,...

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Excessive Paper Consumption

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

In 2009, the average North American, even coping with the financial-economic crisis, still consumed five times more paper than the world...

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Excessive Paper Consumption

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

In 2009, the average North American, even coping with the financial-economic crisis, still consumed five times more paper than the world...

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Industrial monoculture tree plantations in South Africa: The culture of traditional healers versus the culture of consumption

Posted on Jan 30, 2012

In the reports about the effects of industrial tree plantations of eucalyptus, pine or oil palm on peoples’ lives, negative impacts...

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Some hints on tree plantations

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

We live in times of warming. Perhaps the climate is the most obvious expression of an economic acceleration that has warmed up its engines,...

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Northern paper over-consumption promoting green deserts in the South

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

World demand for paper and paperboard is expected to grow by 2% to 3% annually in the long term, with significant growth potential for Asia...

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Myth No. 6: Plantations are necessary to supply the growing need for paper

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

The need for paper is not growing. We should not confuse consumption levels with need. In rich countries, we already use far more paper...

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China: Facing two evils -deforestation and monoculture tree plantations

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

The entrance of China into the global capitalist market with the ensuing accelerated expansion of its economy has been marked by a growing...

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Mountains of Paper, Mounting Injustice

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

Produced by the World Rainforest Movement – 2008 Screenplay: Antonis Diamantidis & Flavio Pazos With the support of the WRM...

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Plantations, poverty and power: Europe’s role in the expansion of the pulp industry in the South

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

By Chris Lang The area of industrial tree plantations is expanding in the global South. Vast areas of monocultures have been established to...

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Appeal from literature and journalism for socially and environmentally clean paper

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

Paper is a wonderful material, which for centuries has served for a fertile exchange of ideas among human beings. For us all who use it as...

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The direct and underlying causes of forest loss

Posted on Dec 17, 2002

Forests are one of the most valuable eco-systems in the world, containing over 60 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. This...

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Pulping the South: Industrial Tree Plantations in the World Paper Economy

Posted on Dec 9, 1996

By Ricardo Carrere and Larry Lohmann This book, commissioned by the World Rainforest Movement at its meeting in Delhi in April 1994, has...

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