Foreigners Grabbing Land in Second Scramble for Africa

The work of the Oakland Institute, The Land Matrix, World Bank and Oxfam in documenting land grabbing in Africa is reported in an article by Tatenda Gwaambuuka. Gwaambuuka traces the convergence of interests – between African states and foreign interests – in the forced and often violent eviction of people from their lands.

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Development Finance Institutions Fund Green Resources Land Grabs

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) describe themselves as supporting public private partnerships to enable economically, environmentally and socially sustainable forms of development. This report exposes the reverse, with DFIs funding projects associated with land grabs in Africa. Green Resources, the industrial plantation forestry carbon offset company we continue to follow, is named as poster child for failed corporate conduct. Read more

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Carbon Colonialism: How The Fight Against Climate Change Is Displacing Africans

A powerful set of stories that show the impacts of pinning our hopes on carbon trading to address climate change. Amongst the case studies cited includes our work in Uganda, as evidence of the costs of establishing carbon markets in the global south.

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