World Bank forest carbon schemes charged with displacing communities in the global south, furthering pollution in the global north

For Immediate Release

21 September 2011

 (Español debajo)

World Bank Forest Carbon Schemes Charged with Displacing Communities in the Global South, Furthering Pollution in the Global North

Washington, DC – As the World Bank, the largest source of multilateral financing for forestry projects, [1] prepares for its fall meetings here, Global Justice Ecology Project charges that the Bank’s promotion of the controversial forest-carbon scheme called REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) harms both forests and forest dependent communities in developing countries, while encouraging continued pollution in vulnerable communities in developed countries like the U.S.

[For rest of article, see: http://globaljusticeecology.org/pressroom.php?ID=578]

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