World Rainforest Movement

Oil and Gas Extraction

This activity run by large national or transnational oil companies is increasingly affecting tropical forests. In spite of the climate crisis and the role of excessive fossil fuel consumption at the root of this crisis, oil and gas extraction are expected to increase and continue for decades, causing severe pollution, deforestation and other negative impacts, affecting local communities and the biodiversity of the forest.


Articles from the WRM Bulletin

Books and Briefings

  • The direct and underlying causes of forest loss

    Posted on December 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 biodiversity has multiple social and economic values, apart from its intrinsic value, varying from the...

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  • Women and Climate Change

    Posted on December 29, 2010

    Produced by Gender CC, Women for Climate Justice , with the support of the WRM International Secretariat Directed by Flavio Pazos Voice: Lori Nordstrom Based on the work of: Ana Filippini – WRM Andrea Guzmán – CENPROTAC,...

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