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Forests, Trees and Climate Change


Negative impacts of tree plantations ignored by Northern consumer countries

Negative impacts of tree plantations ignored by Northern consumer countries

Urgent need to raise awareness that plantations are not forests Paraguay, 21 September 2010 – A worldwide coalition of environmental and indigenous groups warns that international policies governing responses to climate change still promote monoculture tree plantations as a solution, despite their negative impacts on biodiversity, water resources, local communities and the climate. Today – International Day against Tree Monocultures [1] – the Global Forest Coalition urges governments, companies and international institutions to end promoting a land-use that has proven …

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