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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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Vietnam: Paper shortages, price increases, new mills and more plantations

22 Dec

Vietnam has an ever increasing area of monoculture eucalyptus plantations. Nevertheless, the country faces paper shortages every year.
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The ADB is destroying the Mekong’s forests and the planet’s climate

22 Dec

Through funding coal-fired power plants, the Asian Development Bank is helping accelerate climate change. Its destruction of forests makes things worse.
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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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The Confederation of European Paper Industries’ Looking-Glass World

27 Jun

CEPI’s grip on reality always was tenuous at best. Now it seems to have completely lost it.
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