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How FAO helps greenwash the timber industry’s greenhouse gas emissions

24 Aug

The FAO uses tax payers’ money to promote the timber and pulp and paper industries.

By Chris Lang. Published in WRM Bulletin 157, August 2010

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What is carbon trading for?

24 Jun

Carbon traders do not pretend that carbon trading will reduce emissions. But if carbon trading is not supposed to reduce emissions, what is it for?

By Chris Lang. Published in WRM Bulletin 155, June 2010.

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Indonesia: Government proposes 21 million hectares of plantations to meet climate targets

26 Jan

Indonesia’s plans for massive plantation expansion make little sense in terms of addressing either deforestation or climate change.

By Chris Lang. Published in WRM Bulletin 150, January 2010.

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Indonesia: Plantations, human rights and REDD

22 Dec

Will the plantation companies responsible for destroying villagers’ livelihoods benefit from REDD?

By Chris Lang. Published in WRM Bulletin 149, December 2009.

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REDD text an insult to Indigenous Peoples

18 Dec

Whilst the latest Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) text doesn’t have the words “Made in the USA” anywhere on it, it should have.

By Chris Lang, Published in Climate Chronicle No. 5, Transnational Institute’s COP-15 newspaper, 17 December 2009.

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REDD, REDD+, REDD++, REDD and bacon, sausage and spam …

14 Dec

Getting tired of the ever expanding REDD plans? Me too.

By Chris Lang, Published in Climate Chronicle No. 3, Transnational Institute’s COP-15 newspaper, 11 December 2009

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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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