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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. http://www.mintpressnews.com/carbon-colonialism-how-the-fight-against-climate-change-is-displacing-africans/199473/

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Climate change is real, carbon markets are not real solutions

Norwegians know something of what it’s like to live in a climate change world. Migratory birds now arrive earlier in spring, trees are coming into leaf earlier, and palsa mires (wetlands) are being lost as permafrost thaws.  And now, Norwegians wait, while geologists try to predict if, and when, Mount Mannen might collapse, destroying homes in its path, after torrential

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Isn’t carbon pricing a good thing?

…the social and ecological costs…are profound… Despite Green Resources’ broad claims that its activities address and even mitigate climate change while simultaneously delivering positive social and environmental outcomes at the local level, the activities of this company can be interpreted as being marred by social disruption, adverse livelihood impacts, and environmental problems. The violent take over of land has clearly

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What is carbon violence?

Why carbon offsetting isn’t always a win-win-win. There is a long history of violence associated with international development, including ‘green’ development projects. Such violence has been understood in different ways, including as both direct, and structural violence. Carbon violence characterizes both the direct and structural violence that has arisen from carbon market schemes.

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Uganda and carbon markets

Historical overview of carbon markets and Uganda In Uganda, a number of historical and policy drivers have enabled Green Resources’ plantation forestry and carbon offset activities. A brief background is provided here to understand the contemporary situation, including the transition from government management of land to a range of new actors, including the private sector and international donors:

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