The darker side of green : plantation forestry and carbon violence in Uganda

Lyons, Kristen, Richards, Carol, & Westoby, Peter (2014) The darker side of green : plantation forestry and carbon violence in Uganda. The Oakland Institute, California, United States of America.

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been a significant trend toward land acquisition in developing countries, establishing forestry plantations for offsetting carbon pollution generated in the Global North. Badged as “green economic development,” global carbon markets are often championed not only as solutions to climate change, but as drivers of positive development outcomes for local communities. But there is mounting evidence that these corporate land acquisitions for climate change mitigation—including forestry plantations—severely compromise not only local ecologies but also the livelihoods of the some of the world’s most vulnerable people living at subsistence level in rural areas in developing countries.

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ID Code: 79446
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Plantation Forestry, Carbon Violence, Uganda
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Oakland Institute
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2014 02:30
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 01:28

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