World Rainforest Movement

Public response of WRM to Forest Trends

The article: “Environmental services and the promotion of the commodification and financialization of nature: Forests, tree plantations and the green economy” published in last WRM bulletin Nº 175, raised a complaint from the NGO Forest Trends. The complaint concerned the information given in such article on the lack of public input for the approval of a law promoting trade in environmental services in Acre, Brazil.

WRM’s response reaffirms its statement and clarifies how the law was approved “without the due debate with sectors of society directly impacted by the law, that is, the men and women of the countryside and forests.” Read the full public response at