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  • Brazil: Open Letter Against Tree Monocultures

    Posted on September 27, 2019

    A threat spreads across our territories. Under the misleading name of “reforestation”, which sounds quite nice, huge plantations of exotic – and even genetically engineered – trees have been set up in Brazil by transnational corporations. True “green deserts” lead to the extinction of countless species of our fauna and flora and changed the fundamental characteristics of our incredible natural and cultural landscapes, with clear social and environmental impacts, threatening the traditional ways of life of peoples and communities.

    As the first country in Latin America to deregulate a genetically engineered tree (a eucalyptus species) and with a favorable political environment, Brazil has become a reference for transnational companies to carry out their projects. Precisely for this reason, the World Congress of IUFRO – International Union of Forest Research Organizations – will be held in Brazil, between September 29th and October 5th, in Curitiba, Paraná. We reject this corporate event, where false solutions and new ways to increase corporate profits will be discussed, at the expense of the commons.

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  • Support this declaration! Chico Mendes in the Standoff Against the False Solutions of Green Capitalism*

    Posted on December 20, 2018

    The declaration is open for sign-on in solidarity until 31 January 2019.

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  • Open letter delivered to the Brazilian National Technical Biosafety Commission (CTNBio)

    Posted on May 30, 2014

    To: Brazilian National Technical Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) We, the undersigned, have been informed that FuturaGene, a biotechnology firm wholly owned by the pulp and paper company Suzano, has submitted a request for commercial planting...

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  • Veracel’s FSC Certification

    Posted on August 7, 2007

    Veracel – which belongs to the Swedish-Finnish company Stora Enso and the Norwegian-Brazilian company Aracruz Celulose – is attempting to obtain certification for its plantations established over 78,000 hectares in the extreme...

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  • Organizations from eight countries demand the FSC to withdraw its “green label” to several plantation companies

    Posted on September 1, 2006

    Press Release – September 1, 2006 Organizations from eight different countries are requesting the Forest Stewardship Council –a labelling scheme that certifies good forest management practices- to withdraw the FSC certificate...

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