World Rainforest Movement

Water and Pulp: The North’s Thirst and the South’s Resistance

Posted on May 15, 2017

About fifty years ago, Aracruz Celulose, now called Fibria, replaced original Atlantic Forest with the first fast-growing eucalyptus...

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Brazil: Land for food production, not pulp for export

Posted on Feb 8, 2017

In the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, the Landless Peasant Movement MST is occupying some 400 hectares of land appropriated by pulp...

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The tree plantation and paper industry pollutes water: Communities in Indonesia affected by APP

Posted on Jun 3, 2015

  People in Indonesia, particularly in the Banten province, on the island of Java, demand that the government enforce the law and...

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Changes in family life: Observations on eucalyptus and women in Mato Grosso do Sul

Posted on Apr 5, 2014

“It is the rural women’s movements that have been at the forefront of massive public actions aimed at fighting back against the big...

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Brazil: Purchase of land held under false title as part of land grabbing for the expansion of pulp plantations

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

The violence and plunder initially carried out by a gang of outlaws and thugs continued in the 1990s with the arrival of the forestry...

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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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Brazil: Unlimited strike in Veracel

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

Since last March 18, workers of the pulp mill Veracel, a company equally the Swedish-Finnish Stora Enso and Fibria of Brazil, started an...

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NGOs filed a complaint to United Nations against Stora Enso’s human rights violations in China

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

A group of eleven Finnish and international NGOs has filed a complaint to the UN Human Rights Council about human rights violations in...

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MST protests against transnationals: Mining company Vale and pulp and paper company Fibria

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST) has announced, “We are beginning the year 2013 with several struggles, which represent MST’s...

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Indonesia: Warning to financial institutions: Don’t Fund Forest Destruction of APP and other pulp and paper manufacturers

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Several banks and other financial institutions around the world have been warned on last 6 November to avoid investments in pulp and paper...

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Pulp mills

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

These are often large-scale mills located close to plantations areas, where the trees are processed to pulp and cellulose. Most often, this...

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Open letter denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Aracruz Celulose S.A.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

Civil society organizations are denouncing the FSC certification of Fibria Celulose SA monoculture tree plantations by IMAFLORA, a...

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China: Local protesters stop plans of Oji Paper

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

The Japanese paper-making company Oji Paper Group runs a paper mill in Nantong, East China, and had plans to build a pipeline for...

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No to the expansion of Veracel Celulose S.A. in Brazil!

Posted on May 30, 2012

Veracel is expanding its operations in Brazil, with the consent of the government. The decision of the Institute of the Environment and...

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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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Request for the cancellation of the licensing process for the expansion of Veracel Celulose

Posted on Sep 10, 2011

Dear friends, We would like to invite you to support the following action, which is being launched as part of the activities for...

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Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul – The new eucalyptus frontier

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

The region of Brazil, and perhaps the world, where monoculture eucalyptus plantations and pulp production are expanding most rapidly is in...

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Chile: A disastrous forestry model with new “branches” in Latin America

Posted on May 5, 2011

What the big forestry companies have done with our territories in Chile is so devastating, so sad and so irreversible that it brings to the...

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Uruguay: The power of the plantation and pulp company Montes del Plata

Posted on May 5, 2011

Montes del Plata is the name of the joint venture created for operations in Uruguay by two forestry, pulp and paper transnationals: Arauco...

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Stora Enso makes money out of environmental crimes

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

On April 20, the Finnish-Swedish giant of the forestry industry Stora Enso held their annual shareholder meeting in Helsinki where it...

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APP and Cartiere Pigna try to intimidate social denounces in Italy of deforestation in Indonesia

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is a giant pulp and paper company with a notorious eco-criminal record. It is responsible of deforesting...

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Argentine forestry sector in the spotlight at the World Forestry Congress

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

The World Forestry Congress taking place in Buenos Aires is viewed as an excellent business opportunity by the Argentine forestry...

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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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FSC’s greenwashing of tree monocultures: Evidence provided by the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Industry itself

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

For over a decade, the World Rainforest Movement has been denouncing that -by certifying large scale tree plantations- the FSC is...

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Laos: Chinese company Sun Paper plans eucalyptus monocultures

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

A Chinese company called Shandong Sun Paper is planning to establish 100,000 hectares of eucalyptus plantations in Savannakhet province in...

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Uruguay: The Ence, Arauco and Stora Enso’s eucalyptus and pulp fairytales

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

Monoculture tree plantations continue to advance over the Uruguayan grasslands and now occupy almost one million hectares of land that was...

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

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

Before the current global economic meltdown, the pulp industry had ambitious expansion plans. Although the industry was closing mills in...

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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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Ethanol from cellulose: A technology that could spell disaster

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Switching from fossil to alternative liquid fuels would appear to be a good idea, particularly in the context of climate change. Such is...

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Social conflict and environmental disaster: A report on Asia Pulp and Paper’s operations in Sumatra, Indonesia

Posted on Aug 22, 2006

By Rivani Noor and Rully Syumanda This report discusses the social, economic and environmental impacts of APP’s operations. Chapter one...

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Promises of Jobs and Destruction of Work. The case of Aracruz Celulose in Brazil

Posted on May 18, 2005

Edited by The Network Alert against the Green Desert and the WRM By: Alacir De’Nadai, Winfridus Overbeek, Luiz Alberto...

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Pulp Mills: From monocultures to Industrial Pollution

Posted on Apr 2, 2005

The whiteness of a sheet of paper hides obscure stories of enviromental degradation and social dispossession. Those stries are seldom know...

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The Pulp Invasion: The international pulp and paper industry in the Mekong Region

Posted on Dec 9, 2002

This report was produced in 2000-2001 for the World Rainforest Movement, looking at the current state of the pulp and paper industry in the...

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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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