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Brazil: So, Mr. Liedeker, is Aracruz controversial?

28 May

Forest Stewardship Council must withdraw its certificate from Aracruz immediately.
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Brazil: Quilombolas protest against Aracruz Cellulose

27 Feb

In November 2005, hundreds of quilombolas marched through São Mateus in protest against the pulp company Aracruz.
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Brazil: Worked to death by Aracruz

28 Nov

A recent report by Alacri De’Nadai, Winfridus Overbeek and Luiz Alberto Soares documents that instead of providing jobs, Aracruz destroys work, livelihoods and health.
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Brazil: Aracruz – Sustainability or business as usual?

28 Oct

In May 2005, Indigenous People cleared eucalyptus plantations and marked out more than 11,000 hectares of their land as part of their thirty year struggle to reclaim their land from Brazil’s pulp giant Aracruz Celulose. Yet UK-based consulting firm SustainAbility claims that Aracruz has a “long-standing commitment to sustainability”.
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Brazil: World Bank loan to Aracruz is in breach of bank forest policy

21 Mar

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation gave a US$50 million loan to Aracruz in November 2004. The loan is in breach of the World Bank’s forest policy.
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Brazil: Stora Enso and Aracruz plan the world’s biggest pulp mill

23 Feb

Two pulp giants get together to create a pulp monster.
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Monocultures on the March in Southeast Asia

19 Sep

Monocultures continue to expand in Southeast Asia – as does the resistance to them.

By Chris Lang, WRM Bulletin 158, September 2010

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Greenwashing the green desert in Copenhagen

30 Nov

The UN definition of forests must exclude industrial tree plantations.

By Chris Lang. Published in WRM Bulletin 148, November 2009.

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Wilful ignorance: FAO and industrial tree plantations

28 Apr

FAO continues to push the lie of “planted forests”.
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Plantations, poverty and power: Section 1

6 Feb

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Plantations, poverty and power: Section 2

6 Feb

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Plantations, poverty and power: Section 3

6 Feb

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Plantations, poverty and power: Section 4

6 Feb

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Plantations, poverty and power: Europe’s role in the expansion of the pulp industry in the South

3 Feb

Announcing my new report: “Plantations, poverty and power: Europe’s role in the expansion of the pulp industry in the South”.
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Taking the land, impoverishing the people: The pulp industry in the Mekong Region

6 Jan

Despite the social and environmental impacts of the pulp industry in the Mekong Region, governments, banks and consultants are helping it to expand.
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Did FSC pass the practical test or is it on the wrong track?

11 Nov

By Chris Lang. Presentation at a conference in Berlin: “Sustainability certificates for agroenergy: Guardrail or lubricant for trade with regrowing energy resources?” organised by Brot für die Welt and FDCL, 4 October 2008.
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FSC: Stop certifying monoculture tree plantations!

19 Sep

FSC is undermining its own legitimacy and (more importantly) struggles in the South against monoculture tree plantations. The record is not good.
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South Africa: A visit to Komatiland Forests’ industrial tree monocultures

30 May

Despite being certified by the Forest Stewarship Council, Komatiland Forests’ industrial tree plantations are far from environmentally or socially responsible.
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The Convention on Biodiversity, GM trees and paper consumption

5 Feb

The CBD report on GM trees recommends a precautionary approach to the use of GM trees. A ban would be better.
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Banks, Pulp & People: Part 1

30 Jun

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Banks, Pulp & People: Part 2

30 Jun

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Banks, Pulp & People: Part 3

30 Jun

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CIFOR report: How investors ignore serious problems with pulp mills

29 May

A new report by CIFOR analyses risk assessments and safeguard procedures carried out by financial institutions before investing in pulp mill projects. Despite the large amounts of money involved, the report concludes that assessments are far from adequate.
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Veracel pulp mill, Brazil: The impact of industrial tree plantations on land rights and livelihoods

21 Feb

The European Investment Bank has given two loans to the Aracruz-Stora Enso joint venture Veracel pulp mill in Brazil. The Bank ignored the impacts on employment, local people and their environment.
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Brazil: Public subsidies, private gain – EIB and the Veracel pulp mill

9 Feb

Presentation at the launch of the report: The European Investment Bank in the South. In whose interest? by Jaroslava Colajacomo, published by CRBM, CEE Bankwatch Network, Friends of the Earth International and WEED. 8 February 2006, Brussels.
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