By Chris Lang The Nicaraguan government is in the process of applying for REDD funding from the Green Climate Fund. The project is titled, “Bio-CLIMA Nicaragua: Integrated climate action for reduced deforestation and strengthened resilience in the BOSAWÁS and Rio San Juan Biosphere Reserves.” The proposal could be presented to the Green Climate Fund board…
By Chris Lang On 29 January 2020, 80 heavily armed settlers attacked the community of Alal, a Mayangna indigenous community, in Nicaragua. Reports vary, but as many as six indigenous people may have been killed and 10 others kidnapped.
By Chris Lang In December 2019, the Nicaraguan Alliance of Indigenous and Afro-descendant Peoples (APIAN) released a statement expressing its concern about a REDD agreement between the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the government of Nicargua.
By Chris Lang EcoPlanet Bamboo, according to the company’s website, “is leading the industrialization of bamboo as a viable and environmentally attractive alternative fiber.” The company claims to have established bamboo plantations in Nicaragua, South Africa, and Ghana.
On 19 April 2018, a company called BAP Industries of Guatemala announced that it had signed a 10 year Bamboo Purchase Agreement with EcoPlanet Bamboo. Under the agreement, BAP Industries agreed to buy bamboo from EcoPlanet Bamboo’s plantations in Nicaragua.