Last week, REDD-Monitor wrote about a Norwegian company called Green Resources and the company’s carbon plantations in Uganda. A report published by the Oakland Institute coined the term “carbon violence” to describe the impact of the plantations on local people.
Yesterday, REDD-Monitor wrote about the impact of Green Resources’ plantations on local communities in Uganda. The post was based on a new report by the Oakland Institute, “The Darker Side of Green: Plantation Forestry and Carbon Violence in Uganda”.
A new report by the Oakland Institute introduces the term “carbon violence” to describe the impact of Green Resources’ plantation operations in Uganda on local communities and their environment. Green Resources is a Norwegian-registered plantation company with 41,000 hectares of plantations in Africa, in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda.
In August 2013, the No REDD in Africa Network met in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. The members of the Network, which was launched at the World Social Forum earlier this year, produced a short statement, posted in full below.
“In order to be both effective and equitable, REDD+ will require large areas of land with clear tenure arrangements. Yet many developing countries suffer from conflicts over land ownership and continue to exclude local communities from land use decisions. How will REDD+ impact peace and security in these countries?”