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The paper industry and the “business of climate change”

20 Dec

The paper industry claims to be addressing climate change. It isn’t. It’s making things worse.
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Uganda: Notes from a visit to Mount Elgon

28 Feb

An extract from “A funny place to store carbon”, a report by Chris Lang and Timothy Byakola about a Dutch carbon sink project in Uganda.
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“A funny place to store carbon”: UWA-FACE Foundation’s tree planting project in Mount Elgon national park, Uganda

30 Dec

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“A funny place to store carbon” Chapter 1

30 Dec

TICKING THE RIGHT BOXES OR OFFSETTING RESPONSIBILITY[1]
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“A funny place to store carbon” Chapter 2

30 Dec

MOUNT ELGON
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“A funny place to store carbon” Chapter 3

30 Dec

A CHRONOLOGY OF CONFLICTS AT MOUNT ELGON
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“A funny place to store carbon” Chapter 4

30 Dec

THE UWA-FACE PROJECT
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“A funny place to store carbon” Chapter 5

30 Dec

IUCN AND NORAD
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“A funny place to store carbon” Chapter 6

30 Dec

FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION
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“A funny place to store carbon” Chapter 7

30 Dec

WE JUST WANT OUR LAND BACK
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Uganda: FSC fails to uphold Indigenous Peoples’ Rights at Mount Elgon

29 Dec

A Dutch tree planting project to absorb carbon in Uganda infringes local peoples’ land rights – despite being certified by FSC.
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The pulp industry and the biofuels boom

29 Nov

The pulp industry in the North is keen on converting to biofuel production. But this will only drive further expansion of industrial tree plantations in the South.
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The price for offsetting CO2: Displacement in Uganda

23 Sep

Offsetting carbon emissions may sound good to tourists with a guilty conscience. But a carbon sink tree planting project around Mount Elgon is helping deprive local people of their land and livelihoods.
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Uprooted

8 Jul

In the complex chain of relationships in the carbon market, no-one wants to take responsibility when things go wrong. Even when it means people are being driven out of their homes.
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Can planting trees really compensate for flying?

3 May

No, of course it can’t.
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Uganda: Face Foundation, carbon conflict and FSC certification

24 Dec

Since 1994, the FACE Foundation has been planting trees in Uganda’s Mount Elgon national park, aiming to compensate for carbon emissions in the Netherlands. Despite major land disputes, the project remains certified as well managed by the Forest Stewardship Council.
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GE Trees: No solution to climate change

1 Mar

The UN has included GE trees as a possible means of combatting climate change. It won’t work.
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GM trees and the Kyoto Protocol

28 Jan

An interview I did on 3CR Community Radio Melbourne. Adam Breasley asked the questions.

Large dams, climate change and forced evictions

23 Jan

Dam building companies are looking to gain new subsidies through carbon financing. At the same time, they refuse to avoid projects which involve forced evictions.
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Climate change negotiations: Time for a change

22 Jan

Why is the US so influential in climate negotiations? A report from the international climate negotiations in Buenos Aires, December 2004.
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Emissions trade instead of climate protection

1 Nov

Why planting trees does not compensate for flying
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The carbon spin doctors: How the World Bank explains emissions trading to journalists

16 Jul

At a workshop at the Carbon Expo in Cologne, the World Bank explained why it is creating a new commodity: carbon.
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Genetically modified trees cause memory loss

26 May

The United Nations Forum on Forests failed (once again) to discuss GM trees.
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Hot air, fake science and genetically modified trees

26 Mar

GM trees enter the Kyoto Protocol’s “clean development mechanism”.
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Laos: Ecosecurities helps ADB provide carbon subsidies to the pulp industry

25 Nov

The Asian Development Bank’s big plans for plantations in Laos might include carbon dumps.
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