World Rainforest Movement

Certifying the Uncertifiable. FSC Certification of Tree Plantations in Thailand and Brazil

Posted on Aug 8, 2003

By the World Rainforest Movement Concern over the spread of tree monocultures and their certification is at the centre of this book....

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Dams. Struggles against the modern dinosaurs

Posted on Apr 9, 2003

This book gathers a selection of articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), addressing...

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The direct and underlying causes of forest loss

Posted on Dec 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...

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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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Mangroves: Local livelihoods vs. corporate profits

Posted on Dec 9, 2002

Generally speaking, public perception regarding tropical forests rarely includes mangrove forests, in spite of the fact that this type of...

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Convention on Climate Change. Privatising the Atmosphere?

Posted on Nov 17, 2002

The solution to climate change –which is already happening and being suffered by millions of people around the world– is in...

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The World Trade Organization and Forests

Posted on Oct 17, 2002

For many people around the world, the relationship between the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the future of forests appears to be...

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The World Bank in the Forest

Posted on Sep 17, 2002

Ten years after the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, forests continue disappearing at an alarming rate. According to the FAO, some 161 million...

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Africa: Forests under threat

Posted on Aug 9, 2002

This book gathers a selection of articles published in the monthly electronic bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), addressing...

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The Bitter Fruit of Oil Palm

Posted on Aug 9, 2001

Given the widely ignored impacts of oil palm plantations and their widespread promotion throughout the tropics, the World Rainforest...

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The carbon shop: planting new problems

Posted on Dec 9, 2000

By Larry Lohmann Even the smallest changes in the earth’s climate have always made a big difference to human societies. When a...

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Undermining the forests. The need to control transnational mining companies: a Canadian case study

Posted on Jan 16, 2000

by Forest Peoples Programme, Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links and the World Rainforest Movement The second in a series of reports on...

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Ten replies to ten lies

Posted on Aug 9, 1999

By Ricardo Carrere, WRM. Planting trees can be very good, but it can also be very bad. It all depends what you’re planting them for, the...

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Pulpwood plantations: a growing problem

Posted on Jun 9, 1999

To millions of people across the world today, the pulp and paper industry is a growing problem. The chipping of native forests to provide...

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Tree Plantations: Impacts and Struggles

Posted on Feb 9, 1999

This book includes a selection of articles published in the World Rainforest Movement’s (WRM) Bulletin on the issue of industrial...

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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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