By Chris Lang Last week, 23 researchers and experts published an article in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter titled, “Misleading and false myths about carbon offsets”. The article was initiated by Researchers Desk, a non-profit association set up in October 2019 in response to Greta Thunberg’s call to “listen to the researchers”.
By Chris Lang Yesterday was the 16th International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations. In 2004, rural communities in Brazil declared the day to commemorate the resistance against the expansion of monoculture tree plantations in Brazil. Through solidarity statements and actions around the world the day has evolved to become an International Day of…
By Chris Lang “Scientists, corporations, mystics, and movie stars have convinced policymakers around the world that a massive campaign to plant trees should be an essential element of global climate policy. Public dialogue has emphasized potential benefits of tree planting while downplaying pitfalls and limitations that are well established by social and ecological research.”
By Chris Lang BR & UK Florestal EIRELI – EPP is a Brazilian company that runs teak plantations in Brazil. In March 2018, Imaflora audited the company’s 53 hectares of plantations and remnants of forest, and certified them as well managed under the Forest Stewardship Council system.
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.