By Chris Lang Before the coronavirus crisis, greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry were among the fastest growing of any industry. Yet there is no mention of the aviation sector in the Paris Agreement. Instead, in 2016, the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) announced that aviation would go “carbon neutral” from 2020.
By Chris Lang The Swedish Energy Agency has cancelled its contract to buy carbon credits from Green Resources. The Swedish Energy Agency has finally recognised the impacts that Green Resources’ industrial tree plantations have on local communities in Kachung in Uganda.
By Chris Lang Trees suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. They are the most effective means we have of reducing the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. But again and again, tree planting projects have created problems for local communities.
Two weeks ago, REDD-Monitor wrote about a new report by the Oakland Institute. The report is the third by the Oakland Institute about a Norwegian company called Green Resources, and the destructive impacts of its monoculture tree plantations on local communities in Uganda.