By Chris Lang Two companies, Forestal Mininco SpA and Forestal Arauco S.A., together have almost two million hectares of industrial tree plantations in Chile. The companies grabbed most of the land for the plantations during the dictatorship of Augustus Pinochet from 1973 to 1990.
By Chris Lang In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) announced that it would create a carbon offsetting scheme, thus creating the impression of doing something about the climate crisis, while allowing the aviation industry’s emissions from burning fossil fuels to increase massively.
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.
In May 2019, the Congolese NGO Action pour la promotion et protection des peoples et espèces menacés (APEM) wrote to the coordinator of the World Bank’s Forest Investment Programme in the Democratic Republic. The letter followed a civil society monitoring mission of three REDD projects in Mai Ndombe province that was carried out in September…