Tag Archives: Green Resources

Oakland Institute responds to CEO

Response to Mads Asprem (CEO, Green Resources) by the Oakland Institute, 9 November 2014 The following is the full response by the Oakland Institute to the letter written on the 3 November 2014 by Mads Asprem, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Green Resources.  The response can also be found on the Oakland Institute’s website (http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/response-oakland-institute-ceo-mads-asprems-letter-reaction-report-darker-side-green-plantation). To read the original letter from

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CEO Responds to Report

Mads Asprem’s (CEO, Green Resources) Response Letter The following letter was sent to the Oakland Institute on the 3rd November, by Mads Asprem, Green Resources’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The letter was also published the Oakland Institute’s website (http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/dark-green-green-resources-ceo-responds-oakland-institutes-new-report).  On the 9 November, the Oakland Institute published its own response to Mr Asprem’s letter.  You can read it here: Oakland

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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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Environmental destruction

“…the company doesn’t care about killing animals, they only care about killing weeds.” (Senior woman, Mayuge district) Despite engaging in forestry plantation operations in Uganda since 1996, Green Resources’ Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was only officially approved by the National Environment Management Authority in 2008.[i] The EIS requires Green Resources to work according to a Forest Management Plan, as well as

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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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