World Rainforest Movement

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“Forest-Smart Mining”: The World Bank’s Strategy to Greenwash Destruction from Mining in Forests

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

An oxymoron describes “a statement that seems to say two opposite things.” The World Bank has a lot of experience with oxymoronic initiatives.

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Oil, Forests and Climate Change

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

Oil is a driving force behind climate change, the globalized unequal trade and the new landscapes of colonization. Yet, oil frontiers have multiplied and economies remain deeply petroleum-dependent, albeit concealed behind a “green” cloak.

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The European Union Continues to Chase After Raw Materials

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

The European Union’s policy pursues growth at any price. “Green” technologies require an increasing amount and variety of metals and minerals. Millions of public funds flow every year from the European Investment Bank to mining projects—under the cloak of “development.”

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New report: Communities in Africa fight back against the land grab for palm oil

Posted on Sep 20, 2019

A new report on the state of industrial oil palm plantations in Africa shows how communities are turning the tide on a massive land grab in the region.

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India: Compensating for Forest Loss or Advancing Forest Destruction?

Posted on Sep 2, 2019

This study looks at how Compensatory Afforestation is accelerating both, the destruction of forests in India by big corporations and the appropriation of community land for the supposed compensation.

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