Tag Archives: carbon offsetting

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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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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About Green Resources

Green Resources is reportedly the largest plantation forestry, carbon offset, forest products, and renewable energy company (outside South Africa) operating on the African continent. Company background Green Resources started under the name Fjordgløtt in 1995, and was later renamed Tree Farms, before adopting its current name in 2007.[i] Green Resources is connected to a broad financialization of forestry. In recent decades,

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