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Seeds of destruction: Expansion of industrial oil palm in the Congo Basin

Seeds of destruction: Expansion of industrial oil palm in the Congo Basin

01 January 2013

The cultivation of palm oil at an industrial-scale has wreaked havoc with the rainforests and forest peoples of South-East Asia and is now threatening rainforests in the Congo Basin. This report, the result of original research commissioned by The Rainforest Foundation UK, lifts the lid on the new expansion of oil palm developments in the Congo Basin.

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RFUK Annual Report 2011/12

RFUK Annual Report 2011/12

31 December 2012

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2011/2012 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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Rainforest Roulette? Why creating a forest carbon offset market is a risky bet for REDD

Rainforest Roulette? Why creating a forest carbon offset market is a risky bet for REDD

01 September 2012

This briefing argues that the creation of an international forest carbon market to finance REDD would be a sub-prime option for the climate, tropical forests and forest peoples.

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RFUK Annual Report 2010/11

RFUK Annual Report 2010/11

31 December 2011

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2010/11 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction? Case studies from the Accra Caucus

Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction? Case studies from the Accra Caucus

01 November 2011

The Accra Caucus on Forests and Climate Change is a network of around 100 southern and northern civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations from 38 countries. Despite the diversity of experience, there seems to be one common aspect: the REDD+ readiness process is focused much more strongly on attracting carbon income than on protecting the environment or the rights of forest-based peoples and communities.

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Central African Republic: Linking rights, capacity strengthening, REDD and FLEGT

Central African Republic: Linking rights, capacity strengthening, REDD and FLEGT

01 November 2011

This briefing provides a case study of recent developments in one country, linking together the work that has been done to advance forest community rights and livelihoods, EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) and REDD processes, and civil society participation.

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