Tag Archives: food security

Oslo launch summary – a great success

The Darker Side of Green – a great success launching at the House of Literature, Oslo. Over 35 people from a diversity of NGOs, Universities, Government and the company Green Resources attended the launch of the report today in Oslo. Attendees included representatives from the Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development (a coalition of 55 NGOs), the Norwegian Trade Campaign

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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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Community development misses target

“What is the use of medicine if we have no land to grow food and no schools to ensure there is a future for our children?” Villager, Mayuge District. Green Resources has committed that ten percent of profits will be directed towards community projects,[i] and as part of its community development plan, albeit with limited consultation with affected villagers, Green

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Denial of rights and livelihoods

High rates of poverty = poor health and low life expectancy The scale of impact associated with Green Resources’ arrival in Uganda is significant. Prior investigation into this company has been limited, with the exception of the Norwegian organization, the Future in our Hands (Framtiden i våre hender), some journalistic reports in the Ugandan media and a few academic studies,[i]

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