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  • Development Today

    After four years in limbo, the Swedish Energy Agency is terminating its agreement with the Norwegian forestry company Green Resources for the purchase of carbon credits from the Kachung pine plantation in Uganda, citing unresolved disputes with local people over land use, an agency spokesperson confirms to Development Today.

  • The Upstream Journal

    How a project claiming sustainable development and climate change mitigation brought human rights abuse and environmental destruction.

    What connects Ugandan farmers, a Norwegian company, Sweden and Caribbean Pine trees?  A questionable project that claims to fight climate change, but instead drew attention for human rights abuse and...

  • Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 -- Malaysian companies from Sarawak are allegedly trespassing while carrying out logging activities in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and contributing towards deforestation in the island nation, Sarawak Report (SR) wrote today.
  • LifeGate
    Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for achieving peace with Eritrea. Yet Indigenous groups in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley have been abused by government forces, a fact the prime minister must address, says the Oakland Institute.
  • IPS - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) - When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a global appeal for “zero hunger” on World Food Day last month, he provided some grim statistics rich in irony: more than 820 million people do not have enough to eat, he said, while two billion people are overweight or obese.

  • Development Today

    Ann Danaiya Usher

    A planned disbursement of SEK 10 million by the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) for emissions reductions produced by the Kachung plantation in Uganda, owned by the Norwegian company Green Resources, has been delayed due to on-going concerns about the project. Development Today has learned that the Swedes...